The independent Electoral and boundaries Commission conducted the Juja and the Bonchari by-elections on 18 May.
ODM wrote a letter to IEBC complaining concerning heavy contingent of police officers armed with rifles, truncheons and teargas canisters who stormed a consultative meeting in Bomrenda Ward convened by Kisii Women Representative Hon. Janet Ong’era and attended by Migori Women Representative Hon. Dr. Pamela Odhiambo.
“In spite of our complying with the unlawful dispersal order, the police lobbed teargas on onlookers who had come to the gate of the home to witness what was happening. The police contingent followed our three cars throughout the afternoon thereafter,” Edwin Sifuna remarked.
David Ndii said that the security laws that were passed by Kipchumba Murkomen, Moses Kuria have started haunting the leaders.
“@NdindiNyoro @kipmurkomen @HonMoses_Kuria are bearing brunt of bad security laws they passed with gusto. @TheODMparty abandoned electoral justice for “the system.” They are reaping what they sowed. @LindaKatiba will be inviting you to talks on free & fair elections. Karibuni,” David Ndii said.
Ruto allied blogger raised worrying concerns that police stormed the Gachororo and JKUAT DEB with marked ballots attempting to stuff ballot boxes.
Dennis Itumbi asserted,”County Commissioner and Police storm Gachororo and Jkuat DEB with marked ballots and attempt to stuff Ballot boxes! The People win!”