IEBC has indefinitely called off repeat presidential elections in 26 constituencies in Nyanza
Chebukati has not given an alternative date when the postponed repeat elections in these constituencies will be held
Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati has indefinitely called off repeat presidential elections in 26 constituencies.
This decision comes after elections in Homa Bay, Kisumu, Siaya and Migori counties were moved to Saturday, October 28th.
Chebukati said that some of IEBC staff were hijacked, tortured and their home broken into. He also said that some were forbidden and violently prevented from their polling stations.
According to the chairman, some IEBC officials sought refuge in police stations.
He, however, did not give a date when these elections would be held.
Here is the list of constituencies where repeat elections have been postponed:
Alego Usonga, Awendo, Bondo, Gem, Ugenya, Homa Bay Town, Kabondo Kasipul, Karachuonyo, Kasipul Kisumu Central, Kisumu East, Kisumu West, Muhoroni, Ndhiwa, Nyakach, Nyando, Nyatike, Rangwe, Rarieda, Seme, Suba North, Suba South, Ugunja, Uriri, Rongo, Suna East and Suna West.
He said that in Fafi constituency, the election was going to take place in areas that were unable to vote on 26th.
In Turkana Central, there were adverse weather conditions stopped voting 5 polling stations, he said the elections were scheduled to take place tomorrow.
Here is a sample of Kenyans’’ reactions after Chebukati’s briefing:
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