Following the death of the area MP Mr. John Oroo Oyioka early this year, voters of Bonchari Constituency today, Tuesday 18th May 2021, headed to the ballot to decide their next MP after months of no representation in the National Assembly.
The vote raised tension within the borders of Bonchari following the happenings that took place during the day, mainly movements by heavily armed police in the area.
As the voting process went on, police were all over the place to ensure no electoral malpractices were reported and to ensure security of the participants in the process.
Police water canons were spotted making rounds in Bonchari on the voting day, raising tension and alarm among many residents in the process.
Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party Director of Communication, Philip Etale, while speaking on the scenes of the water canons in Bonchari cried out, saying that it was too much to deploy water canons to Bonchari on election day.
Etale said that with only 53,000 voters, there was no need to deploy water canons to the Constituency during the election, adding that it wasn't a riot.
"Hehe, hadi water canons? Bonchari with only 53K voters... Kwani kuna maandamano? Now this is too much," ODM's Etale cried out.
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