Byline: Walter Menya
The fate of the forthcoming by-elections in two constituencies hangs in the balance thanks to a cash crunch at the Interim Independent Electoral Commission.
By-elections in Ikolomani and Kamukunji constituencies are slated for May 23. However, IIEC yesterday said it had run out of cash and appealed to Treasury to release Sh70 million for the exercise.
"We don't have money for the by-elections much as we have set the date," IIEC chairman Ahmed Issack Hassan told a news conference at the commission's offices on Monday.
He spoke when he issued writs for Ikolomani constituency to Returning Officer Benjamin Tarus.