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Wiper party asked to conduct fresh primaries in Mombasa         

Wiper candidate for Nyali constituency Mark Ouma dismissing results of the party's nomination in Mombasa County on Wednesday April 19, 2017.




Aspirants who lost in the Wiper Democratic Party’s primaries in Mombasa County are demanding for fresh election.

They said the nomination exercise that was conducted on Tuesday was not transparent and lacked fairness.

In a press conference on Wednesday, the aspirants through Nyali parliamentary hopeful Mark Ouma said the results were null and void and called on the party leader Kalonzo Musyoka to order for fresh election or risk losing support in the County.

His sentiments were shared by Afiya Rama who was seeking the party’s ticket to vie for women representative seat.

“Kalonzo must lead by example by ordering for fresh nomination as the whole exercise was a sham,” said Rama.

Among the parliamentary candidates who secured the party’s ticket were John Mcharo (Nyali), Daniel Mwange (Changamwe) and Zamzam Mohamed (women representative). Lawrence Kisili won the senatorial nomination.

Confusion, low turnout and protests were witnessed in the Wiper Party primaries in the County on Tuesday.

A number of aspirants accused the party leadership of deliberate plans to rig the exercise in favour of preferred candidates after crucial voting materials went missing in several polling stations.

By Mohamed Hassan

 

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