ODM postpones Kibra nominations over ‘lack of security personnel’


ODM postpones Kibra nominations over 'lack of security personnel'
ODM party leader addressing residents of Kibra on August 25, 2019. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • The ODM nominations were set to be held this Saturday, August 31st, but have now been pushed to September 7.
  • Eleven aspirants will be contesting for the ODM ticket to vie for the Kibra Parliamentary seat which fell vacant after the death of Ken Okoth.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) Party has postponed its nominations for the Kibra by-election due to lack of security personnel.

The ODM nominations were set to be held this Saturday, August 31, but have now been pushed to September 7.

“The National Elections Board has postponed the party nominations exercise in Kibra Constituency due to lack of provision of security personnel for the exercise occasioned by the ongoing national census,” said the party on Wednesday evening.

Majority of police officers across the country are engaged in enhancing security in the ongoing census that is expected to be concluded on August 31.

Eleven aspirants have been cleared by IEBC to contest for the ODM ticket to vie for the Kibra Parliamentary seat which fell vacant after the death of Ken Okoth.

Over 20 candidates had expressed interest in the ODM ticket, which is considered an added advantage in the polls considering the overwhelming support the Orange party enjoys in Kibra.

The Kibra by-elections are set to be held on November 7, 2019.

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