The Orange Democratic Movement party national treasurer and immediate former Kitutu Masaba MP, Hon Timothy Bosire who has been instrumental in the Bonchari mini-poll is allegedly in trouble with the police over unknown reasons. Bosire who spent his night in Ufanisi Resort Kisii on Monday night has been traversing the Bonchari constituency campaigning for ODM's Pavel Oimeke ahead of today's election which is seen as a hot race between Jubilee Party and ODM. There has been reports of intimidation by the police and state agencies against the United Democratic Alliance and ODM party loyalists, some of whom have blamed Interior CS Fred Matiangi for the same.
As of Tuesday 8am, a heavy police presence was reported at the Ufanisi Resort as shown through live pictures streamed by a section of the Kenyan media. The officers at the ground however did not respond to queries from journalists who wanted to know the reason for their presence in the resort that is tens of kilometers away from Bonchari.
Hon Bosire was among the famous Pangani Six politicians who were arrested and held in Pangani police station for allegedly hate mongering ahead of the 2017 general election.
Voting in Bonchari started as early as 6am with low voter turnout reported in the constituency that has 103 polling stations and more than 40,000 registered voters. Voters will be electing their new member of parliament after the demise of Hon Oroo Oyioka early this year. 13 contestants are on the race, with Jubilee's and former MP Zebedee Opore and ODM's Pavel Oimeke leading in informal opinion polls. Also in the race is Hon Oroo's widow Teresa Bitutu Oroo with a UDA ticket.
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