Kirinyaga Governor, Anne Waiguru, has questioned the credibility after claiming there was rigging in broad daylight in Kianyaga, Kirinyaga County.
The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate called for an immediate stop to the counting process until she was assured of a free, fair, and verifiable process.
“Rigging in broad daylight. Two ballot boxes with governors’ ballots enter Kianyaga through the back door in broad daylight! They must be removed and counting must stop,” Waiguru stated.
According to Waiguru, two stuffed ballot boxes were allegedly sneaked into a tallying centre during the vote counting process. The two ballot boxes she claimed were being used to ferry the stuffed ballots with serial numbers 4411729 and 4189755.
Waiguru found the lack of communication from IBC concerning a shortfall of ballot papers did not provide enough transparency over what transpired.
“Since our ballot papers are in Kakamega and we are told there was no exact number per polling station, why didn’t IEBC notice the shortfall? Where are those ballots as we speak? When will they get here?” Waiguru had questioned.
Waiguru also said they were alleged plans to intimidate the voters in her county in a bid to sabotage the total votes cast for UDA presidential candidate William Ruto.
Citing the errors in the process of voting and the ballot papers, Waiguru emphasized that clarification was needed from IEBC chairman Chebukati.
IEBC Chairman, Wafula Chebukati, previously announced that he had suspended the gubernatorial election in Kakamega, and Mombasa after a printing mismatch in the ballot papers.