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ODM is planning to use 'special masks' to rig Matungu by-election - Senator claims

Rigging claims ahead of by-election

ODM party leader Raila Odinga with former Taita Taveta Woman Representative Joyce Lay

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party has been accused of planning to rig the upcoming Matungu by-election.

While speaking to IEBC officials in Matungu, Senator Cleopas Malala claimed that the type of rigging will be based on "special masks" assigned to voters.

"There have been a lot of speculations that people have been buying IDs so there will be people who are not owners of the ID coming to vote. So those friendly Presiding Officers [who have been paid to do so] will identify them using special masks and allow them to vote," Senator Malala stated.

He further asked the IEBC to consider using a manual list to identify voters during the by-election to be held on Thursday.

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The Senator claimed the Kakamega Governor Wycliffe Oparanya had met with IEBC officials at 1 am on Wednesday where the plan was allegedly hatched.

Malala further stated that he would report the matter to the police as well.

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