Voter bribery mars elections in Mwingi
The Kitui Gubernatorial aspirant, David Musila has condemned voter bribery in Tharaka and Nuu Wards where seven people were arrested.
Speaking on Tuesday after casting his vote at AIC Migwani Primary School, Musila said that among those arrested was Peter Gitonga Nkunda, County Executive in charge of Tourism and Natural Resources.
“The County official was buying votes from wananchi at night at 2 am. Some other seven people were arrested in Nuu Ward,” said the outgoing Senator.
Musila, who is contesting as an independent candidate appealed to his competitors to refrain from voter buying and engage in mature politics.
“I appeal to wananchi not to succumb to such temptation from politicians. Do not sell your democratic right but vote for leaders of your choice,” said Musila.
NASA presidential running mate, Kalonzo Musyoka cast his vote at Tseikuru at 10 am where he exuded confidence of a National Super Alliance (NASA) win.
“The voter turn-out is overwhelming. The momentum for NASA emerging victorious is palpable,” said Kalonzo.
Joe Mutambu, Mwingi Central MP voted at Nuu Primary School and also condemned voter bribery, adding that wananchi were vigilant and could not allow such acts to continue unabated.
By Yobesh Onwong’a