Mandera governor hopeful slapped Sh3million fine over chaos at Uhuru rally

An IEBC committee has fined Mandera governor candidate Hassan Noor Sh3 million for chaos during President Uhuru Kenyatta’s tour of the region. The IEBC Code of Conduct, chaired IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati, found the Economic Freedom Party candidate bears greatest responsibility for the chaos.

His Jubilee Party counterpart Governor Ali Roba was slapped with a Sh1 million fine following last month’s fracas that left many injured. Marsabit’s Ukur Yattani of Frontier Alliance Party was also fined Sh3 million following an altercation between his supporters and those of Mohammed Mohamud (Jubilee).

The JP candidate was fined Sh1 million. The committee dismissed the case pitting Kitui governor candidate Charity Ngilu (Narc) against Wiper’s Julius Malombe. This was after the two failed to show up for the hearing.

The committee is to rule on complaints between Bungoma’s Kenneth Lusaka (JP) and his Ford Kenya opponent. The two were booked over chaos in Kimilili during the burial of the slain Lusaka’s chief campaigner.

The team will also rule on Kisumu governor candidates’ case of political witch-hunt. The candidates are Governor Jack Ranguma (independent) and his rival senator Anyang Nyong’o (ODM).

Nyong’o is accused of using his supporters to print posters of Jubilee Party colours and images of Ranguma, Jubilee Secretariat boss Raphael Tuju and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria. The complainant says: “It’s is a suicidal act to my client because Kisumu is a NASA region.”

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