Nairobi County Elections Board Meeting Disrupted
A meeting of Nairobi County Elections Board ended up in disarray on Wednesday after it was disrupted by rowdy youths at the Bomas of Kenya.
The meeting turned chaotic after aspirants failed to agree on a formula of picking persons to represent them on the board. Once again, differences between Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko and that of Starehe MP, Maina Kamanda played out during the chaotic event.
Sonko is a leading a group calling itself “Team Nairobi” that is opposed Peter Kenneth’s entrance to Nairobi politics.
Kenneth is seeking the seat on a Jubilee ticket and is expected to battle it out with Sonko, former assistant minister Margaret Wanjiru and Dagoretti MP Dennis Waweru. Kamanda and a host of MPs support Kenneth’s candidature.
On Wednesday, the aspirants were to elect officials to oversee nomination, expected to start in mid-April.
Meanwhile ODM’s National Elections Board has adjusted dates for party primaries in Nyamira and Kisii counties “to accommodate religious and cultural aspects for the locals”.
The chairperson of NEB Judy Pareno said the exercise in the two Counties will be conducted on Monday April 10, 2017 and not Sunday April 9, as earlier communicated.
ODM’s party primaries will be held between April 7 and April 23.