In Summary
  • The protesters stormed the IEBC offices in Nyeri Town.
  • Administration Police officers blocked them from accessing the offices which are at Advocates Plaza.
  • Traffic flow along the Nyeri-Karatina highway was interrupted after they blocked the road.

Hundreds of residents have protested in the streets on Nyeri and Karatina towns over IEBC’s move to bar billionaire Thuo Mathenge from contesting for the governor’s seat.

The protesters, while waving placards, twigs and blowing vuvuzelas, stormed the electoral agency’s offices in Nyeri Town demanding audience with the county elections manager Aluisia Kanini.

However, armed Administration Police officers blocked them from accessing the offices which are at Advocates Plaza.

Efforts by Ms Kanini to convince them that the matter was in court fell on deaf ears as the protestors continued shouting.

They said the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission was not sincere by striking Mr Mathenge’s name from the list of candidates over questionable academic papers.

ACADEMICS

“There are politicians with questionable academic credentials and who have pending cases in court but IEBC cannot touch them,” said Peter Gitahi, one of the protesters.

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