IEBC meets Kitui aspirants, affirms credible elections

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The newly posted Kitui County Elections Manager, Gogo Nguma, yesterday met a section of August 8 elective hopefuls from across the county at KEFRI as the deadline for submission of nomination forms beckons.

In a fruitful consultative meeting, Mr Raria assured the aspirants of free, fair and credible elections come August 8 but warned them and their respective supporters to observe the laid down electioneering laws or risk disqualification from the race.

The session accorded the aspirants, party representatives and county IEBC officials a relaxed platform to exchange and condult on how best to conduct the impending campaigns within the precincts of the law as the country gears towards the national polls.

“We must avoid infringing on the rights of others in the name of government officials because everyone is democratically entitled to vote,” Mr Nguma added.

His sentiments were echoed by Wiper’s senatorial nominee Enoch Wambua Kiio.

The County Returning Officer further urged Kitui residents to shun political violence at all costs and to report all election offences committed by aspirants, voters or IEBC officials to facilitate due legal action.

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“All complaints and reports must be done in writing and substantially backed by relevant evidence so as to sustain the case in a court of law.

The aspirants were as well guided on how to correctly and satisfactorily fill their IEBC nomination forms to avoid being locked out by the strict electoral timelines.

Those gunning for the Senate should do hand their duly filled fotms on Sunday and Monday, woman representative hopefuls on May 30 and 31 and governors on June 1 and 2.

Present at the meeting was incumbent Governor Julius Malombe, Former Land CS Charity Ngilu, Senatorial aspirants Mr Kiio and Paul Mutisya and Woman Rep aspirants Irene Kasalu and Jane Kibati among others.

Independent gubernatorial aspirant and Kitui Senator David Musila was conspicuously absent from the meeting but had sent a representative.

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