IEBC suspends Kakamega, Mombasa gubernatorial elections again

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On Wed, 17 Aug, 2022 18:24 | < 1 min read
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IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati. PHOTO/Courtesy

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has indefinitely suspended gubernatorial elections in Kakamega and Mombasa counties.

IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati stated that the suspension of the polls, which had been slated for a later date due to mistakes by the printer on respective ballot papers, was necessitated by alleged harassment and profiling of election officials.

Chebukati claimed that following the attack on elections officials in Bomas of Kenya before the announcement of the results of the presidential elections, most IEBC officials now fear reporting to work.

"This has instilled fear within the staff who are now unable to report to the office for duty. This harassment must stop forthwith," Chebukati said. 

"In view of the prevailing circumstances, the Commission has postponed the by-elections slated for 23rd August 2022, to a date to be announced through a gazette notice," Chebukati said.

Also postponed are elections for Member of the National Assembly in Kitui Rural constituency (Kitui county), Kacheliba constituency(West Pokot county), Pokot South constituency (West Pokot county) and Rongai constituency (Nakuru county).

Elections for the Member of County Assembly Ward in Nyaki West (North Imenti constituency- Meru county) and Kwa Njenga(Embakasi South constituency - Nairobi county) have also been suspended.

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