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Starehe Constituency Under Headlines Over Alleged Unsealed Ballot Box That Has Prompted A Fight

Kenya is deciding her new set of leadership that shall see a new regime take over and run from where the former left.

The country at the moment is really engrossed in vote counting in an effort to determine various victors of different seats.

As the norm, and according to IEBC dictates, polling station results are always the final and are the ones used in the summation of other larger areas to determine, let say, an MP, president and so on.

To make elections transparent, fair and credible, the exercise calls for a number of things, that is, Agents, Observers, credible ballot boxes and papers that shall be sealed and recorded accurately.

Today in Nairobi at Starehe Constituency, a tussle has emerged between supporters of a Jubilee MP candidate and his UDA counterpart.

The theater of confrontation follows the alleged supporters of UDA, capturing a ballot box from iebc officials that has all the signs of being counterfeit and which according to them shall fuel deceit in terms of votes.

The ballot box according to eye witness accounts lacked the following;

It did not have seals.

The vehicle was not accompanied by agents.

The top lid was just loose without iebc seals and was loosely held by them.

All these propelled a fight that saw police officers come in to chase the growing crowd which was chanting, 'imetoka wapi, wizi! wizi!'.

What are your thoughts?

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IEBC Kenya Starehe

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