Opposition supporters hold anti-IEBC demos in Nairobi

NASA supporters demonstrating in Nairobi
NASA supporters demonstrating in Nairobi

Opposition NASA supporters are holding demonstrations in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, demanding that some officials from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) resign ahead of the October 26 repeat presidential election.

Among those whom the opposition wants to quit include C.E.O Ezra Chiloba, and 10 others, who together with suspended ICT Director James Muhati, were accused by the opposition leaders of masterminding irregularities in the August 8 General Election.

Last week, presidential candidate Raila Odinga released the 12 names, demanding that they are replaced before the elections are held.

The electoral body on Monday asked the opposition to cancel the demonstrations, instead asking the leaders to attend a joint consultative meeting on Wednesday to address the issues.

Nevertheless, the opposition supporters flocked the capital to call for the resignation of the said officials before the new election is held.

The ruling Jubilee Party has however condemned the opposition’s demands, calling them bullying tactics that are meant to frustrate IEBC in its plans to prepare for the fresh vote.

Kenya’s presidential election was nullified by the Supreme Court on September 1, citing irregularities in the transmission process.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto took issue with the ruling, accusing the court of subverting the will of the Kenyan people.