Nairobi gubernatorial seat aspirant Johnson Sakaja was on Tuesday, August 9 accompanied by his son to St George’s Primary School where he cast his vote.
Sakaja arrived at the polling station at around 2 pm and joined the queue with other electorates.
His son who walked by his side had dreadlocks, a white t-shirt and black trousers.
Photos online showed the young man following his dad as he went through the voting process; which includes being confirmed on the KIEMS kit, marking ballot papers and putting papers into the ballot boxes.
Cast my vote at St George’s Primary School, Kilimani, Dagoretti North. Smooth process. Always proud of our democracy as Kenyans 🇰🇪. Mungu Mbele. pic.twitter.com/0hzu1kyUMh
— Johnson Arthur Sakaja (@SakajaJohnson) August 9, 2022
Below is what Kenyans said about the viral photos.
Lilian Kalekye: Congratulations and give me your son.
Sam Nandwa: Like father like son, teach him to follow in your footsteps and good vibes.
Kinya Muthamia: You will be our next governor but please shave that child. He will look more decent with short hair.
Nelson Musungu Imbwaga: I will ask the boy about who you voted for. I bet it is Raila Odinga.
Elsewhere, Kenya Kwanza Alliance presidential running mate Rigathi Gachagua was forced to clean his finger after the KIEMS kit failed to identified him.
The politician casted his vote at Sagana Primary School in Nyeri County having been accompanied by his wife and sons.
However, while verifying his details before voting, the KIEMS kit could not immediately identify the MP forcing him to clean his finger.
Gachagua was first seen rubbing his finger against his palm but it again failed to identify him and he was seen removing his hat and rubbing the finger against his head.
Following the final attempt, the KIEMS kit identified him and he proceeded to cast his vote.
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