Waiguru storms Jubilee centre

D-Day for Kirinyaga County.

Kirinyaga gubernatorial aspirant Anne Waiguru protests over lack of enough ballot papers, at Kiamugumo Primary School in Gichugu constituency on April 22, 2017.

Waiguru and her supporters complained that several polling stations in Mwea Constituency, the largest in Kirinyaga, did not have ballot papers for the gubernatorial position.

According to the former powerful Cabinet Secretary, the people had decided not to vote in the rescheduled primaries until the governor ballot papers were made available.

“We have raised our concern. We have talked to the Jubilee electoral officers from the head office and they have assured us that they will fly in the ballot papers,” Waiguru said.

Waiguru gave the party one hour to deliver the ballot papers as the voters were getting restless and agitated as a result of the mishap.

Blame game

Last week, Waiguru blamed her rival and incumbent Governor Joseph Ndathi for the botched Jubilee nominations.

The former CS said that Ndathi had laid out a plan to rig the nominations by stuffing ballot boxes with marked papers.

Waiguru had boycotted last week’s elections and called for the cancellation of the process saying several hitches experienced in the nominations had thrown the process into disarray.

However, Ndathi insisted that Waiguru was planning to buy votes and vowed to resist any attempt to rig the polls.

Over the weekend, the two aspirants were busy holding series of meetings to come up with a winning formula.

Security has been beefed up in the county as political temperatures have reached boiling point with several police commissioners expected to oversee the Jubilee Party nominations.

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