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Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale roughed up in Kibra

By Brian Ukaya | November 7th 2019
Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale at DC grounds in Kibra Constituency. [Moses Nyamori]

You are not welcome here.

That was the message former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale received this morning when he visited Kibra’s Laini Saba.

The former legislator was roughed up by rowdy youths on his way to YMCA Polling Station where he was reportedly going to supervise the by-election.

In a video that has been doing rounds on social media, Khalwale is seen walking away from the irate crowd.

In a section of the video, a stone is hurled at the group walking away from the scene amid chants of “Toka! (Leave!)”

Khalwale who is an ardent supporter of Jubilee candidate McDonald Mariga is later seen running for his safety as the crowd charged behind him.

Hours after the scuffle, Khalwale told journalists the election process was going on smoothly and that ODM had become scared thus making bribery claims.

“We have mobilized very well and that is why ODM is running scared and making claims of voter bribery,” said Khalwale.

“Mashimoni has been peaceful. Our opponents have run scared after seeing our people have turned out in large numbers. Our focus is to give our people the confidence to vote,” he added.

Bribery claims

Earlier on there was drama at Mashimoni polling station after two people were allegedly caught bribing voters during the ongoing Kibra mini-poll.

In the altercation broadcasted live on Citizen TV, one of the suspects later identified as David Jemmo Korir an employee of Lang'ata CDF office is seen being roughed up by irate voters who wouldn’t hear anything from law enforcers.

The two suspects were later whisked into awaiting police vehicles amid jeers from the irate voters.

The voters claimed the suspects were dishing out Sh200 bribes to each voter.

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