Voting yet to kickoff in terror prone areas in Lamu

Voters queue at Lamu fort polling station Earlier /NATASHA NEMA

Lamu,KENYA: The election exercise is yet to kickoff in Terror prone areas in Lamu county majorly Basuba and Kiunga wards.

IEBC officials say they are still airlifting materials and stuff.

Lamu county elections manger Adan Mohamed  says the exercise will kick off soon and the delay has been caused by insecurity concerns.

“Marterials and staff cannot go by road due to security concerns and they have to be airlifted on choppers” Adan said.

Adan added that due to the choppers being small in size they could not accommodate a lot materials

Lamu county has over the past few weeks faced  several attacks from suspected Alshabaab militants that have claimed more than 30 lives.

Earlier in the day the IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati told journalists that voting would be extended for  up to 3 hours in areas where voting was delayed due to valid reasons.