Presidential hopeful and Murang’a county governor Mwangi Wa Iria’s charged supporters have instigated demonstrations at Bomas of Kenya following security officers’ decision to block the presidential aspirant from accessing the premise on Monday, 30th May 2022.
Furiously aggravated supporters threatened to suspend peace at Bomas of Kenya if presidential hopeful, Mwangi Wa Iria, will continue being subjected to what they termed as mistreatments by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
“No Wa Iria no election, no Wa Iria no one, we are not accessing Ruto nor Raila’s homestead. Who ordered Wa Iria to be blocked by the security officers here at the gate?” The provoked Mwangi Wa Iria’s supporters demonstrated.
On Sunday, 29th May, electoral chair Wafula Chebukati omitted Wa Iria’s name from the presidential contenders, citing the inability of submitting 47,935 valid signatures from at least 24 counties to meet the requisite threshold by the commission.
Mwangi responded by inserting that he had submitted 48,000 valid signatures from 24 counties and dismissed Chebukati’s decision to omit his name from the race.
He threatened to initiate a standoff at IEBC offices and even hatch plans to sabotage the forthcoming elections if his name won’t be reinstated on the presidential list for 2022.
“I submitted 48,000 valid signatures to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) from 24 counties as required by the commission. If they won’t enlist me among the aspirants in the presidential contest, then there will be no elections. You can write that one down” he said.