IEBC STOPPED FROM INTERFERING WITH REGISTERED VOTERS IN TWO WARDS IN MANDERA.

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Professor Tom Ojienda for Mandera legislators.

BY SAM ALFAN.

High court has barred Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) from interfering with votes registered of two wards in Mandera County.

Justice George Odunga said IEBC should not reverse the transferred votes in Ashabito ward and Rhamu Ward pending hearing and determination of the suit filed by five voters.

The judge said that the applicants represented by professor  Tom Ojienda have established a case that has high chances of success hence warrants the orders.

This after Mandera senator Billow Adan Kerrow and other three politicians Mohammed Ibrahim Abdi , Hassan Noor Hassan and Hussein Sheikh Mohamed filed a case before a Nairobi constitutional court.

The four claim that they are apprehensive that since Mandera is prone to deadly clan skirmishes the decision by IEBC will lead to Inter-clan clashes that will lead to the loss of lives and destruction of property.

In a certificate of urgency filed by Professor Tom Ojienda, the petitioner argue that  It was unreasonable for IEBC to reverse their votes to Ashabito ward and Rhamu ward in Mandera North Constituency in Mandera County during the first and second phase of Mass voters Registration Exercise without following the process.

In the petition the lawmakers say that voters from various stations transferred their votes on their own volition and doing so they followed laid down process where they visited transfer stations and dolt filled the transfer forms which affected the transfer of the votes.

They claim that Professor Abdi Yakub Guliye, a commissioner of IEBC is behind the decision to reverse the transfer of votes in respect to the two ward in an effort to give his Degodia Community an upper hand in the forthcoming general elections.

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