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June 25, 2018

Jaguar asks IEBC to leave Anniversary Towers office

A file photo of riot police officers guarding Anniversary Towers during the anti-IEBC demos on Uhuru highway in Nairobi. /PATRICK VIDIJA
A file photo of riot police officers guarding Anniversary Towers during the anti-IEBC demos on Uhuru highway in Nairobi. /PATRICK VIDIJA

Starehe MP Charles Njagua wants the IEBC to move its offices from Anniversary Towers to Bomas of Kenya.

Jaguar said Bomas is a more ideal location as the Opposition's anti-IEBC demonstrations are hurting businesses in the CBD.

"In the recent past, NASA...has made it impossible for individuals and corporate members of my constituency to run their businesses," he said in a letter to the commission.

The Central Business District where IEBC's offices are falls under Starehe constituency.

Jaguar's letter comes hours after acting Interior CS Fred Matiang'i banned protests within the city centres of Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu,

Matiang'i also asked those whose property has been destroyed as a result of protests to report to the police.

Last week, Tumaini Supermarket in Kisumu was looted during NASA protests.

In Nairobi on Wednesday, Antonio's Grill was raided as protests against the electoral agency intensified.

NASA intends to hold week-long protests in the coming weeks as the IEBC prepares for the October 26 repeat election.

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