Kiambaa by-election: Rowdy youths eject Amos Kimunya from polling station
By Mireri Junior
| July 15th 2021
Jubilee Majority Leader and Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya had a rough time this morning when he visited one of the polling stations in Kiambaa constituency.
Kimunya came face to face with a group of rowdy youths at Kimuga Polling Station who accused him of interfering with the voting exercise and ordered him to leave the venue.
The youths shouted at the MP, saying they did not know why he [Kimunya] was at the centre.
The MP tried to talk to the youths in vain as they shouted "Kimunya must go".
Kimunya finally left the venue after the youths persisted that he was not needed at the centre.
He was escorted out of the centre by GSU officers, sparking celebration from the youths.
According to locals, the situation has normalised and voting is underway in Kimuga Polling Station.
The voting exercise kicked off today at 6:20 am and will continue throughout the day.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has warned politicians against interfering with the exercise.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday evening, Kiambaa Returning Officer Peter Muigai said political parties’ super agents will not be allowed in the polling stations.
Other candidates in the by-election include Richard Njoroge (The New Democrats Party), Isaac Karomo (Federal Party of Kenya), Willie Mbugua (Independent), David Mugo (Independent), Evans Wainaina (Independent), Njoroge Harrison (Independent) among others.
The candidates are seeking to replace former MP Paul Koinange who passed away on March 31.
Kiambaa has got 96000 votes with 154 polling stations.
Inside ruthless gang murdering childrenThe discovery of the bodies of three children in Nairobi yesterday blew the lid off what police say is a syndicate behind the recent kidnappings.
World number two Osaka confirmed for Montreal event in AugustWorld number two Naomi Osaka, who withdrew from this year's French Open and Wimbledon on mental health grounds, will...
If child is sick, was father unfaithful?
By Rose Mukonyo
- Commercial sex workers plead with county to step into void left by exit of local NGO
By James Omoro
- Farmer who sold Sh1 million bull to Uhuru quits dairy farming
- High Court declares Minimum Tax unconstitutional
- Builders: Rain may delay President Uhuru's legacy project
- Kikuyu elders to support Raila’s quest for top seat