Kenyans in most parts of the country have queued up so that they can elect the next set of leaders who will lead the country for the next five years.
Several areas have however witnessed some mishaps including Eldas constituency tallying center, Wajir, which was turned into a battle ground just hours before the voting exercise began.
Videos that have surfaced online show police exchanging gun fires with unknown individuals as a group of people scampered to safety.
Sources indicate that the standoff was witnessed after supporters of two parliamentary candidates clashed. It is not clear whether anyone was injured during the incident.
Other sources claim that voting is yet to begin in the area.
“Voting is yet to start in the entire Eldas constituency in Wajir County. Stalemate about POs and DPOs. It is reported that the Returning Officer has allegedly resigned,” Omwanza Ombati stated on twitter.
This is Eldas Constituency in Wajir County. Embarrassing and discouraging to see this coming from the great people of Eldas. This is not the right way to solve your grievancies. Choose Peace. #KenyaDecides #KenyaElections #Edas Wafula Chebukati #WajirCounty pic.twitter.com/C1QO5oHFHb
— MoAdan (@Activist_M) August 8, 2022
Several Kenyans have condemned the incident while calling upon citizens to observe peace during this elections time.
“This is Eldas Constituency in Wajir County. Embarrassing and discouraging to see this coming from the great people of Eldas. This is not the right way to solve your grievances. Choose Peace,” said a netizen.
The Eldas parliamentary seat attracted candidates such as the incumbent Adan Keynan who is vying on a jubilee ticket, Ahmed Boray of ODM and UDA’s Omar Haji.