Police in Migori town were forced to shoot several times in the air to scare away demonstrators who had camped outside the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission offices demanding the removal of officials perceived to have bungled the 8 August Presidential Elections.
Suna West MP Peter Masara and several MCAs on Monday led angry Migori town demonstrators in the streets of Migori town to demand the removal of IEBC staff perceived to be partisan by the NASA coalition.
The Demonstrators tried to gain access to the Migori county IEBC offices but they were met by a contingent of anti-riot and General Service Unit officers commanded by Migori OCPD Gladys Rutere leading to a standoff.
They had carried a coffin with the ‘remains’ of IEBC CEO Ezra Chiloba and IEBC officers they accused of bungling the just concluded presidential election and wanted to bury it at the compound.
During the stand-off angry demonstrators threw stones at police officers who backtracked to the compound and looked on as demonstrators picket in the compound and addressed the press.
Masara said the team that bungled the August 8 elections will have to go and called for IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati to put his house in order.
We are on the streets because Chebukati has failed to assure NASA supporters that his house is in order, we believe we won the last polls and we are sure of winning the next one in free and fair process, Masara said.
Kanyasa MCA Jackiepol Ongoro said the current IEBC subverted the will of the people and are hell bend in repeating the same.
We are put in the demonstration and this should be a warning to the world that the results which will be announced by Chiloba led team will lead to chaos, unless things are changed, she said.
The demonstrators later burnt the coffin and tires in Migori town and blocked traffic for better part of the day.
Source: Kenya News Agency