The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has announced that 6,567,869 Kenyans have so far turned out to vote. The aforementioned number represents 30.65% of the total vote.
During a media update, the commission's vice chairperson Juliana Cherera also confirmed that voting is underway in the diaspora.
The process is currently ongoing in 12 countries namely Burundi, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, South Africa, United Kingdom, Canada, USA, South Sudan, Qatar, UAE and Germany.
Kenyans in the aforesaid countries are voting from 6 am to 5 pm at their local time.
The electoral body also authorized the use of manual registers in 84 polling stations in Makueni county and 154 polling stations in Kakamega county. The decision comes after KIEMS kits in several polling stations failed to identify voters.