Video:Protests in Kisumu over ODM results
Protests erupted Sunday morning in Kisumu County after Ruth Odinga was announced the winner of ODM Kisumu gubernatorial nomination.
Irate youths took to the streets and barricaded the Kisumu-Kakamega road at Kondele road paralysing transport on the busy road.
They said they will not accept results declaring Ruth, Prime Minister Raila Odinga younger sister the winner and insisted Jack Ranguma won the nominations.
However, the party National Elections Board (NEB) denied declaring Ms Odinga winner of the Kisumu governor’s nomination and urged residents to remain calm.
In a statement, the election board chairman Franklin Bett urged Kisumu residents to ignore the reports and remain calm.
“The NEB says that reports in the mainstream media and information that is trending on the social media should be treated as rumours and therefore urges the public to ignore them” said Bett.
He said the board will issue a comprehensive statement later in the day which will also include official results of the Kisumu County nominations exercise.
Elsewhere, chaos also broke out in Ahero and Nyando after the former Mp Fred Outa was declared ODM flag bearer.
According to the Kenya Red Cross Society warned motorists to keep off the affected roads. The just concluded party primaries have been marred by confusion and chaos.
Outa garnered 12,134 votes against his closest rival Jared Okello 11, 673 votes to clinch the ODM ticket for the parliamentary ticket.
The protests have been fueled by the delay in announcing the results for the Senate, Governor and Women Representative.
Returning Officer Solomon Abong’o said the final tallying had only been completed for the Nyando Parliamentary seat.