ODM Migori, Homa Bay primaries set for Monday

Photo: ODM’s National Elections Board chairperson Judith Pareno. PHOTO: FILE

BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,21ST APRIL 2017-ODM’s National Elections Board has postponed nominations for Migori and Homa Bay counties to Monday.

The exercise, which was supposed to be conducted today, has been pushed forward to coincide with Kisumu and Siaya primaries.

Others to be held on the same day include Uasin Gishu county, Nakuru Town West constituency and Kitengela ward of Kajiado East.

Board chairperson Judith Pareno said the changes have been occasioned by the repeat polls in several areas across the country where the exercise has been held and hitches reported.

“Therefore, on Saturday 22nd April, the exercise shall be held in Mombasa, Kwale, Kilifi, Tana River, Lamu and Vihiga counties as well as the five polling stations earlier announced in Taveta sub-county of Taita Taveta County,” she said in a statement.

NEB also called off the nomination exercise in South Mugirango constituency after goons attacked the lorry transporting election materials to the area.

Pareno said the board has launched investigations into the incident and warned that those  found culpable will be punished.

“The board will not condone acts of hooliganism during the exercise,” she said adding that a new date for the repeat exercise will be given.

She, however, thanked party members who have continued to turn up in large numbers to take part in the exercise and appealed for patience as they resolve impending issues

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