National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya was earlier today (Thursday, July 15) ejected by angry youth from the Karuri polling centre during the ongoing Kiambaa parliamentary by-election.
The locals claimed that he was neither a voter nor an agent in the ongoing mini poll, and therefore his presence was fishy.
“Go back to Kipipiri, we don’t need you here!” one of the youth shouted.
In his defense, Kimunya maintained that he was a Jubilee Party agent, and had been at the polling station since 6 am when voting kicked off.
According to Kimunya, the rowdy youth were hired goons from their main competitors- United Democratic Alliance(UDA). “They want to influence them [the people]. But I am officially here as an agent with my name at the IEBC. I have been here since 6 am and It has been peaceful. Why should I leave? I am here to represent my party,” the Kipipiri legislator affirmed.
Kieni MP Kanini Kega came to his defense, saying, “There is no law that bars any person from being an agent of any party, including an MP.”
In the two horse race today, UDA candidate Njuguna Wanjiku is battling it out with Jubilee’s Kariri Njama. So far, the two have cast their ballots, and expressed confidence in IEBC’s conduct of the election.