DAY 2 - 27th October 2017 The IEBC, has called off a repeat Presidential poll in Kisumu today after rights groups, activists, opposition & church leaders pressured the commission to re - think on having polls tomorrow Saturday 28th October 2017. Residents are adamant on a choice of using their voting right but in this cae they are not prepared until reforms are made by IEBC Commission.
29th October 2017 - DAY 4 The head of Election Commission, Chebakuti defends the results coming out have not been manipulated. The verification process is transparent. Analysts believe that only 40% voting took place so therefore figures do not tally as they are being announced from the BOMA, where the IEBC, is based during this poll period. Observers have been indoors at their hotels while violence has been spreading through the country. Opposition strong holds residents have chosen not to vote for which polls were did not take place in those areas. Kenyan’s await IEBC’s repeat poll tally.
28th October 2017 - Day 3 The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) , finally made the announcement of no polls as planned for 28th October. Running battles between the residents of various counties & authorities. The police yesterday used live bullets of which 2 deaths have been reported while several are in hospital.
26th October 2017 - ELECTION DAY 1 Heavy Police & armed forces were seen through the re run election day in Kenya. Some skirmishes in different parts of the country were also reported. The authorities have been calm & seen engaging with public without using any heavy handedness but dialogue.
29th October 2017 - DAY 4 Opposition Rial Odinga gets a heroe’s welcome in Kawangware, where ethnic violence has erupted after rival groups clashed. The violence in the Nairobi County has seen properties torched of which most belonged to Kenyatta’s Kikuyu tribe. While reports of a person were being killed belonged to Odinga’s Luo group. The residents of belonging to the two parties armed themselves. Odinga spoke to worshippers during church saying “They were there to give consolation & their support to all who lost their loved ones, who were beaten & who lost their belongings alongside livelihoods”. In 2007, over 1000 Kenyans lost their lives in various violent clashes. So far since August 2017 to date 50 deaths are reported.
NUMBER OF UNREGISTERED VOTERS CONTINUE TO INCREASE Numbers are rising each day for unregistered voters according to Zimbabwe election commissions (ZEC), end of day reports. The number stands at 44,081 persons who have been turned away from voter registration centers across the country as at close of business on 7th November 2017. Reasons for being turned away, include but are not limited to persons being perceived as ‘aliens’, not having proof of residence, defaced identity documents or being under age.