The Kakamega and Mombasa gubernatorial elections have been again postponed till further notice by the IEBC.
The harassment of commission employees at Bomas of Kenya on Monday is to blame, according to a statement released on Wednesday by chairman Wafula Chebukati.
“This has instilled fear within the staff who are now unable to report to the office for duty. This harassment must stop forthwith,” Chebukati said.
“In view of the prevailing circumstances, the Commission has postponed the by-elections slated for 23rd August 2022, to a date to be announced through a gazette notice,” Chebukati said.
Chebukati, commissioners Abdi Guliye, Boya Molu, and CEO Marjan Marjan were physically attacked, abused, and hurt during the announcement of the presidential results by those who were with specific political leaders.
“We call for the arrest and prosecution of these assailants regardless of their political affiliation,” Chebukati said.
The IEBC had scheduled elections in four constituencies and two wards for August 23 in addition to the governor elections in Kakamega and Mombasa, all of which have already been canceled.
These include the Rongai constituency in Nakuru County, the Kitui Rural constituency in Kitui County, the Kacheliba seat in West Pokot County, the Pokot South constituency in West Pokot County.
Elections for members of the county assembly in the constituencies of Kwa Njenga in Embakasi South in Nairobi County and Nyaki West in North Imenti in Meru County have now also been postponed.