ODM Supporters Arrested Outside IEBC Offices

Wafula Chebukati ODM
ODM officials meeting with IEBC Chair Wafula Chebukati [Photo, COurtesy]
Police have arrested Orange Democratic Party supporters outside Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission offices in Nairobi.

The arrests came as ODM officials were meeting with IEBC officials led by Chair Wafula Chebukati over the contentious KIbra voter register.

While addressing the press after the meeting ODM Chair and Gwasi MP John Mbadi said: “I have just been informed that some of our excited supporters have been arrested. We did not ask any people to accompany us here but those supporters have a right to come to the IEBC offices”.

On Tuesday, The ODM Party said it would hold demonstrations at IEBC’s offices in Nairobi on Wednesday over the failure of the body to provide it with voter register for Kibra Constituency.

Mbadi said the party has reached an agreement on the issue of the register after failing to get a good response from IEBC.

“We were not coming here to protest. Today was a consultative meeting between IEBC and officials of the ODM Party.

Our concern was on transparency and accountability of the process. Elections should be free and fair” he added.

Mbadi disclosed IEBC had agreed to share with them the details of newly registered voters and those who had shifted their polling stations.

Chebukati reiterated that the meeting had ironed out all the issues raised by the ODM party.

On allegations of malpractices raised by ODM, Chebulati said they have assigned an investigator to monitor the campaigns.

He assured the ODM officials all poll officials who participate in the exercise will be shared with all the political parties.

He said there would be no transmission of results from the polling station saying the law provides for the transmission for the general elections.

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