Jubilee governor in trouble after IEBC's new decision

IEBC has made a sudden decision after the shooting of three in Uhuru's rally

Marsabit gubernatorial candidates Ukur Yattani and Mohamud Ali are a wanted lot after chaos at a Jubilee rally on Wednesday evening.

Mr. Yattani (Frontier Alliance Party) and Ali (Jubilee) are expected before the Electoral Code of Conduct Enforcement Committee on Friday.

"The commission has conducted a preliminary investigation on what transpired and is seized of a finding that the political clash was between the supporters of [Yattani and Ali]," IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati said in a statement Thursday morning.

Two people were shot and injured after President Uhuru Kenyatta's rally on Wednesday, in a controversy in which the two were jostling up for dominance.

They were among three people who sustained injuries after the governor candidates' supporters clashed.

The lot, among them an AP officer, were caught up in the fracas at Moi Girls after Uhuru addressed a rally at Saku.

Police fired teargas canisters to disperse the youth following the chaos blamed on Kenya Police Reservists who were later arrested and disarmed.

If found culpable, the law provides that the two be struck from the race. This comes even as elections beckon, 11 days away.


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