Blow as top IEBC officials disappear, hours to repeat election

The senior officials have gone missing with their phones going unanswered.

NASA leader Raila Odinga’s home county of Siaya is bearing the brunt of the protests that have sought to stop the repeat poll scheduled on Thursday.

Transportation of election materials became a challenge for security officers as major roads had been barricaded with numerous electric polls.

Although the officers were able to successfully transport materials to the County headquarters, they suffered a major setback after the IEBC staff declined to take part in the dispatch process.

Most of the local staff who had been tasked with transportation of election materials stayed away after they received death threats.

The County Returning officer and other presiding officers did not pick calls with reports suggesting they had penned their resignation letters.

By the time of publishing this story, no progress had been made in dispatching of the ballot boxes to the respective polling stations.

The development came after area Governor Cornel Rasanga had declared that there would be no elections in his county. He also threatened “serious consequences” for any resident who would dare to take part in the repeat presidential poll.


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