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Oparanya wary of ‘scheme’ to postpone Kakamega poll

Kakamega governor Wycliffe Oparanya has expressed concern with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s (IEBC) decision to suspend gubernatorial elections in Kakamega and Mombasa counties.

The seasoned politician termed the move a scheme to rig the polls, adding that it had already caused tension.



On Monday evening, IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati suspended elections in the two counties as well as parliamentary polls in Kacheliba and Pokot South.

He explained the affected areas would only vote for the other five elective positions, namely president, member of parliament, women representative, senator and member of county assembly.

“We wish to inform the country that despite the high level of preparedness, some ballot papers for four elective positions were noted to have errors.

As a result elections for the respective positions have been suspended to a later date to be announced through a Gazette notice,” he said.