KENYA POLLS: Patients in Nanyuki participate in polls
Posted Monday, March 4 2013 at 17:00
Forty-seven patients admitted at Nanyuki district hospital were driven to their respective polling stations in the hospital’s ambulance to participate in the electoral process.
The nursing officer Mr George Muchama said the hospital made the arrangement so as to allow the patients exercise their democratic rights despite being confined to their hospital beds.
They were driven to the polling stations in six trips and were given way to vote. Most of the patients were voting in Laikipia East, Buuri and Kieni constituency.
The hospital administration was also making transport arrangements for six patients from Laikipia North.
Voters in Nanyuki town were on the queue from as early as 5am but some of the BVR machines failed in some stations in Nyariginu, Central park and Laikipia North.
Clerks in the stations were instructed use manual registers.
Central park has the highest number of voters in Laikipia East with more than 6,000 voters in eight streamlines.
The station with the lowest number of voters is Umande with 15 registered voters.
Some voters like Ms Catherine Mwangi who turned up in police abstracts and expired passports complained that they were barred from voting.