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Juja by-election: Politicians kicked out as chaos erupts at Mang'u tallying centre

By Winfrey Owino | May 18th 2021

Chaos erupted at Mang’u High School tallying centre, Juja constituency after allegations of vote-rigging in the by-elections emerged.

This prompted police to contain the situation by sending away politicians present.

Kiambu Governor James Nyoro, Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata, Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro were among the politicians who were kicked out by the police.

It was a disorderly scene with chairs disarranged and papers scattered on the floor as rowdy politicians and their party agents made their way out of the centre.

Kiambu Governor James Nyoro was on record in one of the videos making rounds on Social media demanding a fair vote tallying process.

“We are not fools, and we have made our point,” he said in the video as an unknown voice in the background supported his sentiments.

It is the chaotic behaviour that prompted the police to take charge and restore calm in the constituency’s tallying station.

Juja by-election: Tallying suspended by IEBC. [Courtesy: Twitter, IEBC)

The tallying process was suspended for some time as politicians, their supporters and party agents were kicked out of the tallying centre under the command of Kiambu County Commander Ali Nuno.

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This comes hours after political parties alleged intimidation in the three by-elections that took place in the country on Tuesday.

The country had by-elections in Bonchari and Juja constituencies as well as Rurii ward.

The three by-elections have been marred by chaos and allegations of intimidations by the police.

Earlier, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party and ODM had said their candidates and agents were facing intimidation by the police.

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