Nasa supporters resume anti-IEBC demos in Kisumu, Nairobi

Some supporters of the National Super Alliance (Nasa) have returned to the streets as the opposition steps up its push for reforms at the electoral commission ahead of the repeat presidential election.

They staged demos in Kisumu and some party of the capital Nairobi on Friday morning, heeding the call of the leaders to protest twice a week— on Mondays and Fridays.

In Kisumu, transport was paralysed on Kisumu-Kakamega highway after hundreds of youths barricaded the road at Kondele.

The demonstrators said they want the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission reforms (IEBC), its CEO Ezra Chiloba and 10 other officials accused of bungling August 8 poll shown the door.

The youth have lit bonfires and barricaded the roads using rocks.

Kisumu Senator Fred Outa, Kisumu Central MP Fred Ouda and Market Milimani Ward MCA Seth Ochieng and a host of other ward reps led the protests.

Interestingly today, anti-riot police have kept off Kondele area despite more reinforcement arriving on Thursday.

Police officers are said to be planning to block the protestors from accessing the Central Business District of the lakeside city. 

They youth have already started marching towards town.

More to follow.


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