Envoys threaten travel bans to politicians derailing poll plans

US Ambassador to Kenya Robert Godec reads joint statement on behalf of mission in Kenyan on Kenya's General Election. Envoys have threatened politicians derailing October 26 presidential polls with travel bans. PHOTO | JEFF ANGOTE

What you need to know:

  • US’s Robert Godec and British Deputy High Commissioner Susie Kitchens, have been categorical that failure to hold the repeat polls as planned could plunge the country into a constitutional crisis.
  • The diplomats are  pushing Jubilee and Nasa to drop some of their demands and compromise, arguing that most of the requests cannot be met due to time constraints.
  • Nasa is demanding the sacking of IEBC officials implicated in the bungling of the August elections, as well the cancellation of tenders awarded to printer Al-Ghurair and technology company Safran Morpho.
  • Nasa has called for demonstrations against the poll agency today in Nairobi and at county levels to push through the changes they want undertaken at the IEBC before the polls.

Envoys have threatened travel bans against politicians who sow anarchy or impede preparations for the October 26 repeat elections.

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