The Kenya African National Union party KANU has rejected the outcome of Monday’s Kericho senatorial by-election saying the results were manipulated in favour of JAP candidate Aaron Cheruiyot.
The KANU candidate Paul Sang claims the results of the hotly contested mini-poll did not tally.
Sang alleged that his agents were sent away by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission officials in some polling stations in Belgut constituency claiming they were not the bona fide agents.
The party also alleged that security agents were also compromised and is now promising to release their parallel results tomorrow.
However, Kericho County Senator-elect who spoke while being handed over his election certificate by IEBC’s Returning officer refuted KANU’ claims.
Meanwhile the JAP brigade in Malindi led byGideon Mung’aro has conceded defeat amid concerns of irregularities.
The legislators however maintained that they will continue engaging their supporters to work with the government as they await their next match in 2017.
Elsewhere, a section of members of the Senate have called for the disbandment of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission-IEBC ahead of the next general election due to what they termed, poor handling of the just ended by elections in Malindi and Kericho.
Led by Minority Leader Moses Wetangula, the Senators Bonni Khalwale of Kakamega, Prof John Lonyang’apuo of West Pokot and Nominated Senators Daisy Kanainza and Ben Njoroge noted that what happened in Monday’s by- elections is a recipe for chaos if changes are not effected in IEBC before next year’s poll. Wetangula and Lonyang’apuo wondered why it took ten hours to announce the results of the constituency election, yet in the vast county of Kericho, IEBC took only 2 hours.
They questioned why security officers led by Mombasa Regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa arrested the ODM Director of Communication Philip Etale, terming that intimidation.