Amani National Candidate in the Kibra by-election Eliud Owalo has broken his silence after he was stoned alongside his party leader Musalia Mudavadi on Sunday during their campaigns.
Speaking to KTN News on Monday, the ANC candidate faulted the IEBC for not taking any action against the perpetrators of the violence meted on them.
“Why is the IEBC quiet yet they have got the mandate and all powers bestowed on them by the constitution? We want to see action, not ping pong games,” Owalo told KTN News.
The ANC candidate also expressed his concerns over rumours indicating that the electoral body is part of the irregularities and went ahead to challenge them to take action in order to redeem its image.
“There is a perception that IEBC could be accomplices in all these. And the onnus is with the IEBC to disclaim these fears. Allay these fears by virtue of taking decisive action on the perpetrators of this violence,” added the ANC candidate.
Ford Kenya candidate Khamisi Butichi also expressed his fears on how the by-election is being managed.
Also, he accused the ODM party leader Raila Odinga and his candidate Bernard Imran Okoth of interrupting his rally.
“Yesterday was a true manifest of ODM. Because in our meeting the party leader of ODM Raila Odinga and the party candidate who is Imran Okoth literally walked into our meeting and caused chaos. Not their goons but themselves,” Butichi told Ktn News.
The two candidates have demanded tough action against the ODM candidate and expressed fears that if the problem is not solved earlier, things may get out hands on the election day.
According to KTN news, ODM party has however dismissed the allegations saying it was not involved in any of the violence meted on their opponents.
On Sunday, Mudavadi’s convoy and his supporters were pelted with stones after a standoff ensued between his supporters and reportedly those of ODM.
However, the ANC team still managed to hold several rallies to drum up support for their candidate.
Jubilee Party candidate McDonald Mariga also had a rally in Lindi grounds, Kibra.
The by-election has attracted more than 20 candidates and will be held on November 7.