Suna East MP Junet Mohamed has sensationally claimed too much looting is ongoing in Migori County as ‘no one is in charge’.
Junet accused the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for ‘taking their sweet time’ to declare the seat vacant days after Obado’s election had been nullified.
“There’s confusion over who should lead the county. Nothing has happened since the High Court decision was made. People are looting and misusing public property,” Mr Mohamed said.
Junet demands that the Migori County seat should be declared vacant so that the speaker of the county is sworn in to take charge as by election gets underway.
However, ousted governor Zachary Obado dismissed Mr Mohammed’s claims of looting in the county, accusing the MP of wanting to “bring panic for the IEBC and government agencies to declare the seat vacant.”
Mr Obado said the case was still in court and that people should wait for court’s decision and be respected.
On its part, the IEBC manager for communications and corporate affairs Ms Tabitha Mutemi said the by-election date for Migori Governor would be announced once the County Assembly Speaker is sworn-in as Acting Governor.
Although Mr Obado had said he would challenge the Court of Appeal decision in Supreme Court, he is yet to do so.