Residents of Kamuwongo in Kyuso ward, Mwingi North held demonstrations claiming that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was influenced to announce the Wiper Candidate as the MCA-elect.
The residents alleged that David Muema Nduku won as the Member of the County Assembly yet Munyoki Mwinzi of the Wiper Party was announced as the MCA-elect.
Muema revealed that they counted votes and found that he was the leading candidate in the race and was instructed by the IEBC officials to wait because there were problems that occurred. He added that they stayed in Kyuso for two days and when they started announcing results, they declared Munyoki as the leading candidate yet the votes tallied he was trailing at position four.
“The voters should be given what belongs to them because they voted in large numbers and as we speak we have exhibit showing that the one who was given the certificate was position four from the conducted elections and he never lead in any polling station except in his home place. I want to tell the residents of Kyuso ward that they voted for me even though I was an independent candidate and you said you want a leader and not a party. That’s why I want to ask the court to give the residents justice they deserve,” Muema said.
The residents claimed that they will go to court because they believe that there was no justice done by IEBC. They lamented that the previous regime neglected them and that’s why they came out in large numbers to vote for their candidate who was rigged out in favor of another candidate.
“We as residents of Kamuwongo have been neglected like orphans because we always wake up early in the morning to vote but we have never benefited from our votes. That’s why we say that we want the results announced again and the will of the people to be upheld. IEBC had promised to do a free and fair election,” Margaret Nzambi a resident of Kamuwongo in Kyuso ward said.