City Lawyer Donald Kipkorir has slammed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) over their move to summon ODM party chairman John Mbadi following an attack that was meted on his supporters.
Mbadi is expected to file a response within 24 hrs and also present himself before the electoral body on Friday 18 October.
“Take notice that the hearing of the complaint shall be on Friday, 18th October 2019 at 10 am at the commission’s Boardroom, 6th floor…
Should you fail to file a response and enter an appearance within the time mentioned above the complaint will be heard and determined in your absence,” said the IEBC in a statement.
Through his Twitter handle, the Lawyer, in all appearances, accused the electoral body of double standards insinuating that it was taking sides in enforcing the code of conduct.
“Using Physical or Non- Physical Threats, Violence & Intimidation is electoral violence: And so is Bribing or Inducing or Transporting Voters to Rallies…
Using Physical or Non- Physical Threats, Violence & Intimidation is an electoral violence:
And so is Bribing or Inducing or Transporting Voters to Rallies ….
Before one accuses the other of breaches of the Electoral Code, they must walk the talk:
The Rules apply to all.
— Donald B Kipkorir (@DonaldBKipkorir) October 15, 2019
Before one accuses the other of breaches of the Electoral Code, they must walk the talk: The Rules apply to all,” tweeted the lawyer.
Kipkorir’s remarks come barely an hour after the IEBC summoned the chairperson following a complaint filed by the Jubilee Party candidate McDonald Mariga.
Mariga whose vehicles were stoned on Saturday faulted the Orange party for the attack.
He filed a complaint with the IEBC claiming that the incident was the peak of “well calculated, planned and executed violence” against his supporters.