IEBC electoral officials training session disrupted in Nyanza

IEBC electoral officials training session disrupted in Nyanza

BY CORREPONDENTS,17TH OCT 2017-A session meant for training of IEBC officials for the sake of the repeat presidential poll slated for Thursday next week  in several centers in Nyanza were disrupted  by groups of youths prompting the commission to briefly put it on  hold.

The affected counties include Kisumu, Migori and Homa Bay.Officials  hired to conduct upcoming elections gathered at the Awasi Multicultural Christian Centre for a four-day training when the incident happened .

The group claming the training was taking place illigally.Kisumu Returning Officer John Ngutahi said the session was to prepare 399 presiding and deputy presiding officers when the mob stormed.

The training was moved to Awasi Sub-County office, where police were deployed.

Police were also forced to guard another training session at the Ahero Multipurpose Hall after youths attempted to disrupt the preparations for October 26 repeat presidential election.

In Migori, youths stormed Simba Hotel, where IEBC officials had gathered for training and forced them out.

They claims there will be no elections and no preparations for it unless the reforms their Nasa coalition has demanded are met.

Similar situation also witnessed in Homa Bay with police  officers responding  to rescue a group of IEBC officers gathered at Sikri School in Kasipul, after they were  attacked by  a group of  youths.

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