MP Alice Wahome's rude response after harassing an IEBC official
“I did not fight the returning officer, we disagreed, had a push and shove. That is expected during elections.”
Speaking to the press, the lawmaker said that the video was taken out of context sentiments that her Jubilee counterpart Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria reiterated.
“The incident in Kandara seems to have been calculated and choreographed with intent to create a false narrative,” she said.
The Jubilee MP shrugged off the incident saying that it was expected, it being the election period.
She further went on to shift the blame to the returning officer claiming that he was uncooperative.
“Had the returning officer given us enough time, the unfortunate incident at Kandara would not have occurred,” she unapologetically stated.
The MP went on to dismiss the possible probe on her following the altercation saying that she has not been contacted.
“Nobody has called to tell me that I will be prosecuted. I don’t believe I should be investigated.”
The Kandara MP was caught on Camera harassing the Constituency Returning Officer Mr. Martin Malonza at Ng’araria Girls Secondary School, demanding to sign Form 34B as Jubilee Party’s chief agent in the area.
According to the IEBC official, however, he had waited for a long time for Ms Wahome to come and append her signature on the result declaration form, as required by the constitution, but the MP was nowhere to be found.
Malonza said that all efforts to reach the lawmaker including calling her cell phone were futile, leaving him with no alternative but to plead with other Jubilee party agents to sign on her behalf, who insisted that was not possible.
“When the MP did not arrive after waiting for more than three hours, I decided to indicate on the form that the party agent was nowhere to be found. This is because I had to deliver the form at the Bomas of Kenya in Nairobi on time,” said Malonza.
Malonza said the MP roughed him up and blocked him from leaving just a few meters from the center.
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