BY CORRESPONDENT,KISUMU,12TH SEPT 2017-Religious leaders from Kisumu county now wants the Independent Electoral Commission IEBC officials who bungled the August 8 poll to resign.Addressing the press in Kisumu Tuesday morning,the leaders led by Archbishop Winnie Owiti from kisumu Clergy Fellowship ,they have said it was unfortunate that kenyans lost billion of shillings in organizing an election which ended up not benefiting the country due to irregularities witnessed.
The clergies have also asked the director of public prosecutions Keriako Tobiko to move in with speed and launch investigations against the said IEBC officials.
According to the leaders the current IEBC officials who mishandled the August poll should not be allowed to oversee the repeat exercise slated for October 17th due to what they termed as a possibility of the same scenario being witnessed again.
Commending IEBC for its action to iron out the differences that were seen as having been brought about by the infamous Chebukati Memo on Monday at a Naivasha hotel,the clergy are saying it was in bad faith for only one bishop to arbitrate the wrangles.
They say the IEBC was supposed to have involved them are even have more religious leaders from across the country to assist solve the stalemate.Bishop Alfred Rotich From the Kenya Conference of catholic Bishops KCCB was the main mediator at the IEBC meeting
In their statement the clergies also wants president Uhuru Kenyatta to stop using state resources and state house to woo voters.
They say their should be a fair playing ground for both Uhuru and the National Super Alliance NASA’s candidate Raila Odinga ahead of the second round of Elections.