Parties want 'errant' poll officers locked out of by-election
Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula, Tongaren MP Eseli Simiyu and party supporters leave after addressing Journalists in Nakuru on October 5, 2013 where they criticized the court's ruling to nullify Wetangula's election as Bungoma Senator on grounds of irregularities. Parties taking part in the Bungoma Senate by-election want the polls agency to replace all the returning officers adversely mentioned in the ruling. Party representatives want all registered voters turned away during the March 4 polls due to technology failure be allowed to vote.
Parties taking part in the Bungoma Senate by-election want the polls agency to replace all the returning officers adversely mentioned in a court ruling that nullified the election of Mr Moses Wetang’ula. Ford Kenya secretary-general Eseli Simiyu and New Ford Kenya leader Eugene Wamalwa said the officers should not be allowed to oversee the by-election set for December 19.
Dr Simiyu said all officers accused of involvement in electoral malpractices in the March 4 elections should be locked out of the mini poll. “We want all electoral commission officials implicated in the ruling to be charged in court or internal disciplinary action taken against them.
While nullifying the election of Mr Wetang’ula as Bungoma senator, Mr Justice Francis Gikonyo described some election officials as incompetent and recommended that action be taken against them.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The Daily NationSimilar Stories