Yesterday, on 18th May 2021, was a big day in the political arena. There were 3 by elections in Nyandarua, Kiambu and Kisii counties. In Nyandarua County, UDA won the Rurii ward seat. In Kisii county, ODM won in Bonchari. In Kiambu, PEP which is a sister party to UDA took lead. The counting was done but before tallying was completed, there were disruptions.
It was evident that Koimburi had taken lead with the PEP which is a subset of the hustler nation. The tallying was paused by the IEBC to safeguard its staff and the voting materials. This is according to a press release statement given by IEBC. The process was disrupted by a group of people led by Kiambu Governor, James Nyoro.
The acts of hooliganism made it difficult for IEBC to continue. They had to suspend tallying until normalcy resume. The commission regretted the development but made it clear that maintainance of law and order during elections is not its mandate. They however asked all the candidates to remain vigilant.
Kenyans were surprised to learn that the Governor led hooligans to disrupt a very crucial process. This was seen as a move that could lead to rigging. With his power and authority in the county, his actions must be feared by those under him. Other Kenyans thought that he was sent from his party as their Jubilee candidate was already behind Koimburi of PEP. Below is a sample of some of the reactions from Kenyans on Twitter.
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