The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) is crying foul that the government is using chiefs and assistant chiefs to rig votes in the ongoing Kiambaa by-elections.
The party’s director of communications Wanjohi Githae alleged Jubilee party has sensed defeat and is now using crooked ways to rig in their candidate Kariri Njama.
Githae asked IEBC, the electoral agency, to kick out the administrators from polling stations.
“We are aware of chiefs and their assistants dispatched in various polling centres purporting to give directions to voters on how to cast their votes. These acts border on voter manipulation, coercion and abuse of power by the national government to interfere with the elections,” he said.
Kiambaa parliamentary seat has attracted eight candidates John Njuguna Wanjiku of UDA, Kariri Njama (Jubilee), Richard Njoroge (The New Democrat Party), Isaac Karomo (Federal Party of Kenya), Willie Mbugua (Independent), David Mugo (Independent), Evans Wainaina (Independent) and Njoroge Harrison (Independent).
The top candidates Njuguna and Njama cast their votes few minutes past 11 am (local time), and the latter has expressed confidence in bagging the seat that fell vacant following the demise of MP Paul Koinange.
“The blessings of the rains speak it all that we have been blessed by God. We are confident that this is our win. We are going to use this by-election to prove that the Jubilee Party is the party of Kenya,” said Njama.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.