Hours into the ongoing parliamentary by-election in Kibra, a number of hitches have already been reported.

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Among them are technical hitches and chaos, one of which was reported at Kibra Mashimoni, after voters raised alarm over alleged voter bribery.

Reports on the media indicate that an agent of one of the aspirants was allegedly offering voters Sh200 each, with the intention of swaying their decision, which irked the voters.

"Why are you dishing money if you have the votes?(Kama mnajua mko na kura mbona mnagawa pesa?). They are giving people Sh200 each. We don't want your money," one of the residents said.

In other polling stations, cases of technical hitches were reported, among them hanging KIEMS kits.

At the Jamhuri Primary school polling station, all the five machines refused to work, delaying the exercise and landing responsible officials at the center under criticism from the voters.

"They are four but then the fifth one is also hanging but our officials are bringing another one," an Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) official said.

Leaders have since called for an immediate meeting to address the issue, expressing frustration.