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IEBC has suspended gubernatorial elections in two counties.

The Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has suspended gubernatorial elections in Kakamega and Mombasa counties.

In a press briefing on Monday, IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati stated that ballot papers for the governor candidates in the counties were bearing wrong names and images.

"We wish to inform the country that ballot papers for Kakamega county governor position have wrong pictures of candidates and their details printed on them. Mombasa county governor position ballot papers had wrong pictures and details printed on them.

"As a result, election for the respective position have been suspended to a later date that will be announced through a Gazette notice," Chebukati stated.

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati and CEO Hussein Marjan.

IEBC also suspended parliamentary elections in Kachiliba constituency and Pokot South constituency due to wrong credentials on the ballot papers.

Chebukati said that the wrong credentials on the ballot papers came up due to a mix up during the printing of the ballots.

"The error came up as a result of a mix up at the printing factory. The commission forwarded the ballot proofings as per the candidate specifications. And they are going to correct that error and I think in the course of this week we shall be able to announce the earliest possible date when those elections shall be held," Chebukati said.

However, the IEBC chairman confirmed that the electoral agency was ready and prepared to conduct the general election on Tuesday, August 9, urging Kenyans to turn up in large numbers to vote in their respective polling stations.