The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has responded to Gatundu MP Moses Kuria’s claims that a vehicle belonging to the commission was spotted conducting voting at certain plantation.
Writing on social media, the vocal parliamentarian had alleged that his efforts to reach the commission chairman Wafula Chebukati so as to report the electoral process anomaly had been futile.
“Dear Wafula Chebukati. You are not picking my phones. IEBC clerks from Kingothua Primary School have sneaked our [SIC] KIEMS kits and conducting voting at valentine growers plantation. This is the vehicle ferrying them. Call me back,” Kuria wrote on his Facebook page.
He had attached two photographs of a white/grey SUV.
But in a statement posted on social media, IEBC dismissed Kuria’s allegations as false. “The car in question is an IEBC vehicle being used by Commission staff who are providing technical support to the polling process,” says IEBC. “The post by Moses Kuria is therefore a false allegation.”
Polling centres in Kiambaa Constituency and Muguga Wards are still open. In both seats, it’s a hotly contested race between the ruling party Jubilee and UDA. The latter is propped up by Jubilee rebels. The polling centres opened at 6am and are expected to close at 6pm.