A middle-aged man has been roughed up after he attempted to disrupt the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) meeting at KICC.
In a video seen by this writer, the man was kicked out by police officers while he shouted that a ‘Sri Lanka’ would happen in Kenya.
“We do not want elections in this country, we want equality. We want freedom. A Sri Lanka will happen in Kenya…we want justice and equality…” he shouted.
Man strong-armed by security officers after attempting to stage a protest during IEBC's National Election Conference at KICC pic.twitter.com/6UJ10wz3CD
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) July 12, 2022
Led by chairman Wafula Chebukati, IEBC started an 18-day voter sensitization campaign. The campaign is aimed to educate voters ahead of the August 9, general elections.
14 caravan trucks were flagged off to transverse the country in the sensitization campaign drive.
The caravan is also expected to engage voters and answer any queries within the four cities and several towns along 13 regional roads across the country.
The Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati has today flagged off 14 caravan trucks to traverse the country and sensitize the public with voter education messages in the run up to #GE2022 pic.twitter.com/X7vheloGB0
— IEBC (@IEBCKenya) July 12, 2022
In a similar incident last month, a protestor briefly interrupted IEBC’s meeting with Presidential aspirants at the Windsor Hotel and Country Club.
The protestor was captured shouting “This is the land of our fathers,” as he was being whisked out. It was however unclear how he got access to the venue.
Speculations indicate that the man who interrupted IEBC’s meeting with Presidential aspirants at Windsor could be the same one who has created a fracas today at KICC. This is however yet to be confirmed.