Two of the candidates seeking the Ugenya parliamentary seat in today's by-election will not be lucky to vote despite being in dire need of each and every vote in the area.
One of these is Third Way Alliance candidate Brian Omondi who is a registered voter in Nairobi, and having not switched it, will not be able to cast his vote for himself.
The other is Daniel Juma, a former Member of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) but who is now seeking the seat on the Grand Dream Development Party (GDDP) ticket.
Juma moved out of the opposition boss Raila Odinga-led side after losing out on its ticket which was directly given to immediate former MP Chris Karan.
Ugenya Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) returning officer Vincent Saibatau confirmed that the two are indeed not area voters.
However, Saibatau noted that the matter has no effect in their eligibility to vie for the position, and can actually vie for any seat anywhere across the nation.
"The fact that they are not registered voters in Ugenya does not affect their candidacy since the law allows Kenyans to contest anywhere in the country," he was quoted by the Standard.
The IEBC official further assured that the elections, from voting to announcing of the winner will be fair and credible.
"We have trained our officials well and we will ensure the elections are credible," Saibatau noted.
The two will face off with among others, Karan and David Ochieng' of the Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) who are considered the front runners.