Meller Luchiri, the wife of Roots Presidential Candidate George Luchiri Wajackoyah, expressed frustrations after her husband failed to cast his vote after the elections technology kits deployed to his polling station failed to work.
Meller, who accompanied Wajackoyah to the Indangalasia Primary School polling station in Matungu constituency at around quarter past 10am to cast his ballot on Tuesday, August 9, accused the Commission of mischief.
According to Meller, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) ought to have made prior preparation to avoid last-minute hitches, denying some voters a chance to exercise their democratic right.
Wajackoyah arrived at Indangalasia primary school in Matungu constituency at 10:10 am in a two-vehicle convoy but could not vote due to a technical error.
He engaged briefly with the presiding officer before walking out.
“I understand what it is, but how long should I wait to vote?” he posed.
Wajackoyah left the station without addressing the media.
He is the only presidential candidate who is yet to cast his ballot.
Failure of the KIEMs kits was reported in several other polling stations in Matungu constituency.
Voting was delayed for over four hours in Namulungu, Mirere and Namanga and Khalaba polling centres over failure of the KIEMs kits.
Anxious voters engaged the election officials in bitter exchanges claiming that it was part of the rigging plans.