IEBC summons ODM Chairman Mbadi over attack on Mariga supporters

IEBC summons ODM Chairman Mbadi over attack on Mariga supporters
ODM Party Chairman John Mbadi addressing the media on Thursday, March 14, 2019. PHOTO| CITIZEN DIGITAL

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has summoned ODM Party Chairman John Mbadi after Jubilee Party’s candidate in the Kibra by-election McDonald Mariga filed a complaint over attack on his supporters.

In his complaint to the IEBC, Mariga claims the violent scenes witnessed in one of his rallies on Saturday, October 12 was orchestrated by ODM supporters acting on the party’s leadership.

He alleges that last Saturday’s incident was a culmination of a series of “well calculated, planned and executed violence” against his supporters.

Mbadi is now required to file the party’s response to the accusations within the next 24 hours and appear at the IEBC headquarters on Friday, October 18.

“Take notice that the hearing of the complaint shall be on Friday, 18th October 2019 at 10am at the commission’s Boardroom, 6th floor… Should you fail to file a response and enter an appearance within the time mentioned above the complaint will be heard and determined in your absence,” said IEBC in a statement issued on Tuesday.

During the last Saturday incident, Mariga was forced to flee after his campaign convoy was pelted with stones.

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