Wednesday, June 29, 2022

UDA urge investigations into Jacaranda grounds chaos

The United Democratic Alliance(UDA() has on Sunday written to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission(IEBC) over the chaos witnessed at Jacaranda grounds.

The Sunday event saw a heavy contingent of police block the venue before allowing supporters from both Azimo and Kenya Kwanza Alliance to access the venue.

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Initially, the place had been blocked after it emerged that it had been double booked as claimed by Embakasi East MP Babu Owino who claimed to have been the first one to book the venue.

Barely had the supporters allowed in than teargas was lobbied in the air to disperse them but it wasn’t before Deputy President William Ruto had made his way in.

Speaking at the rally, the Deputy President blamed his opponents for the violence witnessed as he assured them that no amount of violence or threats will deter their efforts come August 9th.

His sentiments were echoed by UDA Secretary-General Veronica Maina who wrote to the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai to investigate the incident.

She continued by calling on IEBC to revoke the candidature of Embakasi East MP Babu Owino as she blamed him for being behind the violence witnessed on Sunday.

“The responsibility of the Commission is to reign in on Babu Owino and consider disqualifying him together with any other high-handed candidates who purport to hold the campaigns of their opponents hostage to their whimsical political ambitions which are contrary to the Constitution and the IEBC Code of Conduct,” Said Veronica Maina

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Berryl Achieng
Berryl Achieng
Kenyan news interests me a lot but I also keep tabs on other news making headlines in Africa and around the world.

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