There was panic at Sagana Primary School polling station in Mathira constituency after Kenya Integrated Elections Management (KIEMs) failed to identify Kenya Kwanza Alliance presidential candidate Rigathi Gachagua.

Gacahgua arrived at his polling station at around 7:00 am accompanied by his wife Dorcas Rigathi and his aunt Gladys Karaba.

However, the voting process had some hiccups when the equipment could not verify Gachagua’s biometric details.

After several attempts to identify Gachagua, forcing him to his fingers clean with a handkerchief, he was finally identified and was allowed to vote.

The hiccup did not end with Gachagua, but his physically challenged aunt Karaba also experience the same problem before being allowed to vote.

Finally, Gachagua voted at around 7:39 after which he addressed members of the press saying he was happy with the voter turnout.

“I am excited by the high turnout. By 3 am many people had queued to elect leaders of their choice,” Mr Gachagua said.

He expressed his confidence in the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) process saying it was difficult to rig through the introducing dead voters or stuffing of ballot papers.

“I am confident the will of the people will prevail,” Mr Gachagua said.

Gachagua appealed for peace and respect among Kenyans