Photo: Governor Ukur(Left) and Mohammed Ali during President Uhuru Campaign in Moyale.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission’s (IEBC) Enforcement Committee has ordered Marsabit Governor, Ukur Yattani, and his political opponent, Muhammad Ali, to pay a fine of Ksh 3 million and 1 Million respectively, within 24 hours or be disqualified from vying in the August 8, 2017 polls.
Governor Ukur and Ali were summoned by the committee in a case following the recent violence after their supporters clashed during Uhuru’s campaigns of Marsabit County.
The commission had on Monday, July 31 summoned two politicians for breaking the commission’s electoral code of conduct and issued a ruling on the disciplinary cases.
The two gubernatorial aspirants had accused each other of perpetrating the chaos and the committee, in its judgment, said the two abdicated the duty to adhere to the electoral code of conduct.
The committee in its judgment uplifted the the campaign suspension in Marsabit County in respect of the two accused persons effective today.
The verdict further reads that supporters of both aspirants to stay away 400metres from the tallying centre,desist from using abusive language and engaging in violence either direct or indirectly through their supporters and commanded to adhere to Electoral Code of Conduct.