Fazila Mahomed

Fazila Mahomed

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30th October 2017 - DAY 5

Kenya election commission to declare Presidential results this afternoon. The IEBC, calls off repeat polls in 25 constituencies.

The oppositions Raila Odinga is also expected to make his statement today.

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.

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.

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.

 

28th October 2017 - DAY 3

The Election Commission IEBC, postponed polls for Saturday in the counties which saw resistance by the residents who made it clear they would use their right of not voting until new reforms were made by the commission. 

The authorities with residents had running battles during which Police used live ammunition according to rights groups. In Bungoma county, two dies after being shot by the police and several injured who are reported to be in hospital.

In Migori, a 12 year old boy was shot in his stomach while in Kawangware tensions also escalated. Opposition supporters boycotted the re run polls. Destruction is evidently seen with burnt structures, properties & tension can be felt. Residents are carrying Pangas. 

The IEBC, is still hoping to have polls in the 25 constituencies of the 4 counties but remain uncertain as the violence escalated & now Kenyans are beginning to attack each other on a tribal basis so the issue seems to have exacerbated to tribalism which is dangerously spreading like fire.

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.

 

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