The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati has postponed all the by-elections scheduled for Tuesday, August 23 until further notice.
In a statement to the press on Wednesday, August 17, Chebukati attributed the postponement to the harassment of IEBC officials at the Bomas of Kenya.
The IEBC chair called for the arrest and prosecution of leaders who perpetrated the attack on two commissioners Commissioners Prof. Abdi Guliye, Boya Molu, and CEO Marjan Marjan.
"During the announcement of the presidential results, Chairman Wafula Chebukati, Commissioners Prof. Abdi Guliye, and Boya Molu, and CS/CEO Marjan H. Marjan were physically attacked, assaulted, and injured by persons in the company of certain political leaders. We call for the arrest and prosecution of these assailants regardless of their political affiliation," he said.
The affected areas include;
a) Gubernatorial positions – Mombasa and Kakamega Counties
b) Member of National Assembly – Kitui Rural Constituency (Kitui County), Kacheliba Constituency (West Pokot County), Pokot South Constituency (West Pokot County) and Rongai Constituency (Nakuru County)
c) Member of County Assembly Ward – Nyaki West (North Imenti Constituency - Meru County), Kwa Njenga (Embakasi South Constituency – Nairobi County)