Safina party presidential running mate DrÂ Shem OchuodhoÂ got a rude shock when electoral officials barred him from voting on grounds that he registered as a voter in Kampala, Uganda.
By 4.45pm, only fifteen minutes before closing of polling stations, Mr Ochuodho was still consulting withÂ IEBCÂ officials to allow him cast his ballot.
Ochuodho wondered whyÂ IEBCÂ chair Isaack Hassan cleared him to be Muite’s running mate after producing documents showing he is a fully registered voter yet they are blocking him now.
Ochuodho said his case was unique because his name is in the register .
â€œWe are still consulting on this matter but we hope I will be given a chance to cast my ballot. Mine is a unique case,â€ he said in telephone interview.
The former Rangwe MP argued that President Kibaki registered as a voter at Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi yet he voted in Othaya constituency and he should not be discriminated against.
By the time of filing this reports, Ochuodho was still consulting with poll officers over the fate of his vote.
Safina’s presidential candidate Paula Muite cast his vote earlier in Kikuyu Constituency–StandardÂ