Chebukati makes final decision on Counties that failed to Vote

This comes after NASA supporters countrywide heeded their leader Raila Odinga’s call to boycott repeat elections.

Speaking during a Presser at Bomas of Kenya, Chebukati stated that IEBC will not extend the voting process in affected area beyond October 28, 2017.

“The law is very clear, if you look at section 55b of the Election Act, it says that where there is a natural factor preventing voting, or in case like what we have experienced today, issues that breach peace, the commission is under duty to give the voters a chance to exercise their rights and that is what we are doing,” Chebukati said.

The four affected counties where the election were postponed and rescheduled for Saturday are Migori, Siaya, Homa Bay and Kisumu, which are considered to be Nasa strongholds.

Read Also :IEBC Postpones Elections in NASA strongholds“Now, if in case Saturday we have similar issues, then the commission will have to make a decision on the way forward. But we cannot keep on extending that right to vote after Saturday,” he added.

This comes after NASA supporters countrywide heeded their leader Raila Odinga’s call to boycott Thursday’s repeat presidential elections.

On Wednesday during a rally at Uhuru Park, the NASA leaders led by Odinga told their supporters to stay away from polling stations, reiterating his clarion call that 'there is no election today'.

Instead, Odinga appealed to their supporters to hold prayers away from voting centres or stay at home today and not participate in the 'sham repeat presidential election'.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

IEBC releases 2022 General Election calendar

IEBC releases 2022 General Election calendar

CCTV footage shows last moments of woman whose body was dumped at GSU Recce headquarters

CCTV footage shows last moments of woman whose body was dumped at GSU Recce headquarters

Radio host Njogu wa Njoroge abandons Moses Kuria for DP Ruto’s UDA

Radio host Njogu wa Njoroge abandons Moses Kuria for DP Ruto’s UDA

Mixed reactions after Uhuru banned trade of scrap metal

Mixed reactions after Uhuru banned trade of scrap metal

Fired TV anchor now a Matatu tout in Nairobi [Video]

Fired TV anchor now a Matatu tout in Nairobi [Video]

Looming resignations at Citizen TV after MD's internal memo

Looming resignations at Citizen TV after MD's internal memo

Sudden death of ex-Kameme FM presenter in US baffles family

Sudden death of ex-Kameme FM presenter in US baffles family

MC Jessy joins UDA

MC Jessy joins UDA

Uhuru’s message to Nyeri Deputy Governor after her mother’s death

Uhuru’s message to Nyeri Deputy Governor after her mother’s death