Chaos erupts at ODM polls, elections called off
28 February 2014, 18:18
Nairobi - Chaos has erupted at the Orange Democratic Movement elections in Kasarani after disagreements over new positions created in the party's top brass.
The chaos erupted just after voting had begun with delegates running onto the voting podium and overturning the tables holding the ballot boxes.
The delegates the proceeded to leave the venue, with police taking key positions to avert any chances of violence.
This was as a reaction to the earlier decision by the party to create new positions in the top brass, including high ranking positions like the deputy party leader as well as the secretary general's position.
Outgoing Secretary General Professor Anyang Nyong'o was forced to employ frantic efforts to stop the chaos from continuing, urging delegates to stay calm and let the elections continue.
Delegates from the coast had shown their displeasure at the move by the party to add new positions saying it was a ploy to hand losers a way into the top brass.
After deliberation by organisers, GSU officers took to the scene and ordered all delegates to leave the premises.
" The elections have been cancelled and a decision will be given soon as to the next step, outgoing Secretary Generak Anyang Nyong'o announced at the venue.
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