Jubilee Party candidate in Kibra constituency by-elections, McDonald Mariga was left counting his losses after rowdy youths attacked his convoy, pelting it with stones and burning tyres.
Mariga left counting losses after rowdy youths attacked his convoy in Kibra [Photos]
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The irate youth seized the Toyota Prado branded with Mariga’s portrait and went ahead to set its tyres ablaze next to a billboard bearing Mariga’s image.
Reports allege that the irate crowd took matters into their own hands after they caught one of Mariga’s supporters with Ksh 10 million which was allegedly being used to buy IDs from a section of Kibra residents.
It remains unclear what happened to the occupants of the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado that was left badly damaged during the incident.
Jubilee Head of Communication boss Albert Mwemusi was quotted by a section of the press dismissing the allegations and condemning the incident
"We (Jubilee) condemn the incident and assure our members that the incident shall be keenly investigated. I have liaised with Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju and we are seeking more information from the ground.
The Ksh 10 million allegations is nothing but petty lies. No one can walk around with such amount of money. Those are unsensational reports out to tarnish our reputation." Mwemusi said.
“We are living in the Building Bridges Initiative era (BBI) and this is the worst thing to happen at such a time. It is unfortunate that the incident has occurred.” He added.
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