Thursday August 29, 2019-Orange Democratic Movement leader, Raila Odinga, was forced to postpone the party's nominations for the Kibra by-election over lack of security personnel.
This is after President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Government deployed almost all the police officers across the country in a bid to enhance security in the ongoing census that is expected to be concluded on August 31st.
The party informed of their decision to change the dates through social media on Wednesday. The nominations which were scheduled for Saturday, August 31st, were pushed to September 7th.
"The decision has been occasioned by lack of provision of Security by the National Police Service citing a commitment to the ongoing national census exercise.”
"In view of the above reason, the National Elections Board has notified the Independent Boundaries and Electoral Commission (IEBC) of the arising issues and the decision," Senator Judith Pareno, chairperson of ODM's elections board, revealed through the party's Facebook page.
ODM further rallied the 11 nominees to go on with their campaigns.
"The board urges all the cleared aspirants to continue with their peaceful campaigns in preparation for the exercise," the Senator added.
The Kenyan DAILY POST