Mudavadi blames IEBC for chaos in Kisumu, Kawangware

Rioters in Kawangware []

The National Super Alliance (NASA) has blamed chaos in the country on the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

NASA co-principal Musalia Mudavadi said IEBC forced an election [repeat presidential poll] on the people.

And the result has been violence reported in various places in the country.

“You cannot have police all over the place and tell people to go and vote. That is intimidation,” he told BBC in an interview on Friday.

He said IEBC has created a crisis.

Drawing reference to IEBC Chairman Wafula Chuebukati’s remarks regarding repeat polls, he said it is evident there is double speak.

A week before the repeat Presidential poll, Chebukati in a presser said he cannot guarantee Kenyans a credible poll.

But, Mudavadi explained, the commission went ahead to conduct the poll even with this realization.

“This is double speak because the IEBC itself told us that it cannot hold a credible election. The commission itself has created a crisis.”

NASA which has since transited to a resistance movement; National Resistance Movement called for poll boycott.

Though turnout was relatively low across the country, in Nyanza which is a stronghold of NASA chief Raila Odinga, there was no voting.

IEBC has postponed the polls in this region to a later date

Four people have so far lost their lives over the repeat Presidential poll.

Chaos rocked Kawangware on Friday evening as youth lit bonfires on the roads protesting.