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Matungulu East Ward Wiper nominations marred by violence

"The nominations were not free and fair, there were some cases of violence and malpractices. They also assaulted one of my supporters in Kinyui and the matter is in Kinyui police post and my agent Mr Mwatu was attacked and chased from the polling station," narrated Mr Munywoki.

By Oscar NdundaWednesday, 26 Apr 2017 17:52 EAT

Mr Julius Munywoki at his office in Tala. (Photo: Oscar Ndunda/Kenya Free Press).

The Wiper nominations in Matungulu East Ward were marred with violence and malpractices with one of the aspirants, Julius Munywoki, blaming his competitor Cosmos Ngula who won in the primaries. Mr Munywoki said that Stephen Masesi the Returning Officer at one of the polling stations in Mwatate is a brother to Cosmos Ngula, aided in rigging the elections.

He noted that another brother to Ngula, Gedion Masesi, a police officer attached to Matungulu MP, together with businessman Simon Nzuki, flaunted guns to the public, throwing the process into confusion during which rigging took place. He added that his agent Mwatu was physically assaulted and injured.

"The nominations were not free and fair, there were some cases of violence and malpractices. They also assaulted one of my supporters in Kinyui and the matter is in Kinyui police post and my agent Mr Mwatu was attacked and chased from the polling station," narrated Mr Munywoki.

He however advised his supporters to be calm as he looks for another party on which he will be vying for the seat on. He further called out on the Inspector General and Director of Public Prosecution to investigate the matter in which the two gentlemen flaunted their guns in public. Efforts to reach Mr Cosmos Ngula for a comment were futile as his calls were unanswered.

The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press





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