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Gunshots Fired, Ballot Papers Set Ablaze during Jubilee Party Nominations

Police on Friday morning were forced to fire in the air to disperse angry youth who were burning ballot papers at a Jubilee nominations center in Nanyuki.

The angry voters at the Bungoma Primary School polling station in Laikipia East constituency engaged police in running battles over the delay in the arrival of voting materials.

The youth also complained that some aspirants' names were missing from the ballot papers.

Youth Ballot Papers in Nanyuki

At the same time, police had to open fire after voters turned violent at Mau Summit Secondary School in Nakuru demanding postponement of Jubilee primaries in the area.

The same chaotic situation was witnessed in Laikipia East Constituency where voters at 3 polling stations burned ballot papers protesting the use of 2013 IEBC register and few polling materials.

Meanwhile, protestors also burnt ballots papers destined for Kwanza tallying center in Trans Nzoia objecting polls closure before scheduled time.

In Nandi County, voters have issued the party with an ultimatum to supply more voting material or they will shift and join the opposition National Super Alliance (NASA).

The Jubilee nominations that began this morning have been marred by confusion and disorganization as ballot materials failed to be delivered on time.

In most counties including Uasin Gishu, Nyeri, Kiambu, and Mur'anga the nominations failed to kick off on time but the party Secretary General Raphael Tuju stated that they would proceed as scheduled.

"We wish to state that all primaries will proceed as per schedule provided by the party and urge all voters to adhere to guidelines provided by the party headquarters," Tuju stated.

The Jubilee nominations were slated for two days - today April 21st and Tuesday, April 25th.

In Nairobi, the primaries will be held on Monday, April 24.

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