Johnson Arthur Sakaja, the newly elected governor of Nairobi, admitted to spending Ksh15 million on agents during the August 9 election.
During an interview with Citizen TV, Sakaja criticized the complexities of Kenya’s election process.
He pointed out that campaigns have grown very expensive in recent years, and that the resulting financial strain on candidates for public office may be overwhelming.
The newly elected governor of Nairobi said that he shelled out Ksh15 million to pay 3,643 agents who worked in all of the county’s polling stations.
Sakaja said he did not have the money to pay his agents for the additional time it took to count and verify the votes, and that his supporters did so without being compensated.