Kesses Aspirants Warned of Electoral Malpractises

The Independent Electoral and
Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has
warned some political aspirants in
Kesses Constituency that they might
lose their political ambitions and
freedom if they try creating
mayhem before, during and after
the general elections.

The commission said that the new
Elections Act will crack down on
all political aspirants who intend
to create disturbance.

Speaking on behalf of the North Rift,regional
Elections Coordinator Ali Ibrahim,
Kesses Constituency Elections
Coordinator Joseph Mele said that
the aspirants should watch what
they do and say during this
campaigns period.

“Any elections malpractice will
cost an aspirant not only their
political job, but also their
freedom” the elections boss said
in an Eldoret hotel.

An aspirant has already been reported for paying local youth to deface and remove other aspirants posters.

Mele warned that it will not be
“business as usual” for anyone
who breaks the rules.
Speaking to
stakeholders in a peace initiative
dubbed ‘Uasin Gishu County Security
Model’, Mele said that the
Elections Act has outlined all
election offences and their
preferred charges.

“The Elections Act is very specific
and to the point on what happens
to anyone who breaks the
election rules “he said.

Meanwhile, a Non Governmental
Organization has asked all
political aspirants in Uasin Gishu
County to work with the District
Security Intelligence Committee
(DSIC) and the Independent
Electoral and Boundaries
Commission (IEBC) to end
electoral malpractices in the region.

Usalama Forum coordinator and
spokesperson Philip Chepkwony said
that Uasin Gishu needed goodwill and
support from the relevant
authorities and the aspirants
alike.

“We need the goodwill from all
these players to end this so called
‘hot spots ‘ thing in this beautiful
county,” he said.

Speaking during a peace meeting
organized by the DSIC and
Peacenet Kenya, Chepkwony said
that violence should never be an
option in the next elections.
“We want to churn out political
aspirants that embrace and love
peace,” he remarked.
Chepkwony’s comments were
echoed by Peacenet Kenya’s
Regional Chair, Samwel Tonui,
who encouraged aspirants to shun
away from violence.
“We want to tell all aspirants that
Uasin Gishu County is now healing and
nobody should harm the peace
we have,” the soft spoken man of
the cloth said.

uasingishupolitics@ovi.com

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