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Akaranga grilled over Nasa symbols use

Judy Akuma @PeopleDailyKe

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) code of conduct Enforcement Committee yesterday grilled Vihiga governor Moses Akaranga for allegedly using Nasa symbols in his campaign posters illegally.

The governor, who is the leader of the Progressive Party of Kenya (PPK), has declared support for Nasa flag-bearer Raila Odinga, a matter that has not gone down well with the alliance aspirants who are accusing him of riding on its popularity to gain political mileage.

Akaranga, the first of the 18 candidates summoned by the IEBC for allegedly flouting the electoral code of conduct, was accused by Ibraham Memba, also contesting for the seat on an ANC ticket.

The committee, chaired by IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati said it will deliberate on the cases and deliver ruling tomorrow afternoon. In defence, Akaranga said he had declared support for Raila because PPK was not fielding a presidential candidate.

The committee also heard Jubilee aspirant Mercy Gakuyu’s complaint, accusing her rival Kasarani MP John Njoroge of using the party’s symbols and colours in his posters despite being an independent candidate saying it will to the voters.

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