Jubilee postpones Nakuru primaries due to logistical challenges

 

BY EURIDICE NZIOKA/CORRESPONDENT,21ST APRIL 2017-Jubilee primaries in Nakuru have been suspended due to  anomalies detected among other  logistical challenges.

The postponement was done in consultation with the party headquarters in Nairobi.

Addressing the media after a closed door meeting with the County Elections Board, aspirants accused the National Elections Board and some mischievous colleagues for messing up the exercise.

The  voting exercise was earlier  marred by chaos as groups invaded polling stations where nominations had begun.

Police lobbed teargas canisters against a group that had invaded a school in a bid to disrupt the voting.

Marked ballot papers were burnt by angry protesters at Race Track Primary polling station.

Others took the streets in Nakuru town to protest alleged theft of ballot papers and planned rigging.

 The protesters demanded postponement of the exercise to allow time for better planning.

Street demonstrations were also reported in Molo and Rongai and Nakuru Town West

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