Two rival groups fight over voter registration centre in Kariobangi

February 29, 2016 5:34 pm
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Nairobi Police County Commander Japheth Koome says order has been restored and a meeting has been called by IEBC officials to address their grievances/FILE
Nairobi Police County Commander Japheth Koome says order has been restored and a meeting has been called by IEBC officials to address their grievances/FILE

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 29 – One person was on Monday afternoon severely injured when two rival groups in Kariobangi fought over a voter registration centre.

One group according to police wanted the centre to be moved to another place while the other one insisted that it must remain at Kariobangi Social Hall.

Nairobi Police County Commander Japheth Koome says order has been restored and a meeting has been called by IEBC officials to address their grievances.

Overview
  • The 30 days exercise targets 4 million new voters across the country.
  • One group wanted centre to be moved to another place instead of Kariobangi Social Hall.

“The meeting was called by IEBC officials and was attended by the rival groups for the matter to be resolved,” he told Capital News.

Police engaged the charged groups in running battles and in the process a vehicle was torched.

Koome has warned the residents of Nairobi against engaging in violence during the ongoing registration exercise and instead address arising issues amicably.

“We would not like any lawlessness at all. If anyone has grievances, report the matter to IEBC,” he said.

The 30 days exercise targets 4 million new voters across the country.

The exercise has been characterised by low turnout with no violent incident witnessed previously.

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