Abdul swamad Nassir and Fernandes Barasa who are both governor candidates affiliated to Azimio are heading to court to seek orders compelling the IEBC to hold elections in the counties no later than August 23.
This is in a bid to overturn indefinite postponement of the elections. In a statement IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said the election, earlier planned for next Tuesday, would be held at a later date to be communicated by the commission.
He stated that this was because of harassment of poll officers whom he argued are unable to report to the office for duty, for fear of being attacked.
The gubernatorial candidates however say that the circumstances under which the election was pushed forward arose from negligence on the part of the IEBC.
To them, the postponement was in anticipation that the Supreme Court would uphold Deputy President William Ruto’s win, hence giving their rivals the advantage of state backing in the race.
By Vivian Moraa