30 November 2012

Kenya: Maragua Voter Transfer Claim

Maragwa elections coordinator Justus Nzomo has expressed concern over what he termed as massive transportation of voters from the constituency to Kiharu in Murang'a North.

Speaking yesterday during a District Development Committee meeting at Kenol, Nzomo alleged 14-seater matatus spotted are paid Sh500 to ferry the voters to the constituency.

Last week, a politician from Thika was allegedly paying Kamahuha voters Sh200 each to register in the area and councillor Moses Ndungu and other aspirants in the area have appealed to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to investigate the matter.

Parliamentary and county representatives aspirants in Juja constituency last week protested the transfer of voters from Thika town saying there was a rampant voters transfer from Witeithie, Gachororo and Muchatha villages to Maragwa.

However the Maragwa Constituency Electoral Coordinator said that the matter has been reported to the concerned Security Agencies to investigate the matter.

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