Orange Democratic Movement(ODM) party on Sunday issued a fresh demand to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) over the looming Kibra by-election.
While addressing a rally at Kamukunji grounds in Kibra, ODM’s Director of Elections Junet Mohamed demanded the electoral body to provide a full list of electoral officers who will be in charge of the by-election.
The Suna East Member of Parliament added that failure by the electoral body to provide the list will provoke mass action on Tuesday.
“I want Chebukati to release a list of presiding officers and clerks who will be in charge of the by-election next month. If he doesn’t do so, On Tuesday we will go with all Kibra residents to his office again,” said Junet
The MP went ahead to claim that they have been asking for the list but the Kibra returning officer has been directing them to the office of the IEBC chairperson.
Also, the ODM Director of Elections said they will not allow Kibra non-residents to manage the election insinuating that it may lead to a foul play during the process.
“We have asked the returning officer to give us the list and she tells us that the list is in the office of Chebukati at Anniversary towers.
They want to bring in strangers who are not Kibra residents to be in charge of the by-election. We will not accept. Those who will be in charge of the election must be residents of Kibra,” added the ODM director of elections.
The latest demands come barely a month when the Orange party demanded a list of the voter register of the Kibra constituency.
The ODM leaders led by their chairman John Mbadi met the IEBC Chairperson to discuss over the issue.
On Sunday, Junet confirmed that they had received the list but didn’t raise any concerns regarding the status of the voter’s list.
The MP was addressing the party’s concerns at the rally in which his party leader Raila Odinga was in attendance.
The leaders were campaigning for their candidate Bernard Okoth Imran. The by-election slated for November 7.
The ODM candidate is facing tough competition from Jubilee’s McDonald Mariga, ANC’s Eliud Owalo and other 20 candidates cleared by the IEBC.
The seat fell vacant after the death of Ken Okoth who succumbed to colorectal cancer.