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Kajuju loses IEBC case against rival

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) code of conduct enforcement committee yesterday made rulings on petitions presented by candidates from various counties.

Meru Jubilee Women’s Representative Florence Kajuju (pictured) lost a case she had filed against her rival independent candidate Kawira Mwangaza for allegedly using a TV channel to alter and influence her campaign messages.

IEBC vice-chair Consolata Nkatha who delivered the verdict said Kajuju had not delivered substantial evidence linking Mwangaza to the ownership of the TV station, but said the committee had ruled that Mwangaza enjoys close relations with the directors.

“The committee wants the accused to refrain from perpetuating any broadcast prejudicial to the complainant. The TV station should desist from breach of media guidelines and code of conduct,” said Nkatha.

The committee did not rule on the petition by ODM nominee for Migori governorship Okoth Obado who accused his rival Ochillo Ayacko of directing attacks on his supporters following the latter’s petition filed at the High Court on Tuesday.

Obado had accused Ayacko of not adhering to his campaign programme and vandalising his posters and using ODM colours, Nasa symbols and portrait of its flag bearer Raila Odinga in his campaign posters.

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