Due to prior engagements, today which is International Women’s Day, I am not able to honour your invitation, Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga has told NCIC.
The National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) had summoned Wanga and nine other politicians over last week’s by-election chaos, but the ODM lawmaker failed to appear as requested.
Wanga, however, says that she is ready to appear before the Rev. Samuel Kobia-led commission at any other day and time “of your convenience.”
Wanga further says that she does not understand the particulars of the charges or issues NCIC is accusing her of. Wanga insists that NCIC invitations appear choreographed to cover up for actual culprits who committed crimes during the mini-polls.
“At face value, these invitations appear choreographed to cover up for those who committed electoral offenses including physical assault of IEBC officials including women – for which I bitterly protested,” she said.
Wanga adds: “Merely summoning all political leaders who participated in these by-elections and painting them as lawbreakers will not wash the fact that some political parties and players committed electoral offenses and others DID NOT.”