Security beefed up at IEBC Headquarters ahead of NASA demonstration (Photos)
By Waweru Titus
Updated Tuesday, September 26th 2017 at 16:17 GMT +3
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Police have beefed up security around the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Headquarters ahead of Opposition’s demonstration.
Security has been beefed in Nairobi with major roads and the precincts around IEBC Headquarters, Anniversary Towers, heavily guarded.
The NASA brigade has vowed to peacefully march to the electoral body's offices to force its top officials to resign for allegedly bungling the August 8 General Election.
The Opposition has also accused IEBC of failing to adequately address the concerns it has raised in its 'irreducible minimum' demads, protesting that the commission was proceeding with business as usual without any accountability or goodwill.
A petition filed by NASA at the Supreme Court annulled the August 8 presidential election. Since then, President Uhuru has had unkind words for the court calling some of its judges “wakora” (crooks) and promising to cut the court to size.
His party, Jubilee, is sponsoring amendments on electoral law to water down the powers of the court.
NASA, on the other hand, insists there will be no re-run of the presidential election unless some IEBC officials are removed from office.