IEBC Begin Probe on Attack Meted on Mudavadi And His Supporters

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) has begun probing the Sunday incident in Kibra where ANC party leaders Musalia Mudavadi, his candidate Eliud Owalo and supporters were pelted with stones.

According to K24 TV, the IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati met with his relevant committee on Monday to chart the way forward on the matter.

IEBC Chairperson Wafula Chebukati.

This after the Kibra constituency returning officer Beatrice Muli reported to the electoral body the violent incident.

It is also reported that the ANC party wrote to the IEBC on Monday seeking tough action against the ODM candidate Bernard Okoth Imran whom they accused of orchestrating the attack.

The ANC party leader on Monday said the ODM party went bullish on them over a venue they had obtained a permit to use.

He, however, confirmed that despite the confrontation they managed to address their supporters in the venue.

He went ahead to urge their supporters not to be cowed by the attack saying they have to keep fighting until they clinch the seat.

On Sunday, a standoff ensued between ANC supporters and reportedly those of ODM after they disagreed on the venue where they were to hold their rallies.

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Chaos erupted between ANC supports and reportedly ODM supporters on Sunday, October 27.

However, the ODM party has reportedly dismissed the allegations by denying any involvement in the attack.

The accusations against the ODM party come barely a month after Jubilee Party candidate McDonald Mariga filed a petition against the ODM candidate with the IEBC.

The electoral body, however, dismissed the petition on the grounds that Mariga’s case lacked substantial evidence.

The Jubilee candidate’s convoy had been pelted with stones resulting in a number of his supporters being injured.

It remains unclear when the electoral body will comment on the matter but the body is expected to issue a statement on Wednesday over the state of preparedness of the by-election.

More than 2o candidates will wrestle against each other in a bid to emerge victorious come November 7.



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