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IEBC Official Says That He was Forced To Change Results In Favour Of This Politician

According to the presiding officer working at the Ongeti Primary polling place in the Kochia ward of the Rangwe seat, there was election fraud during the Homa Bay governorship elections.

He testified as the first witness in the case brought by the former Nairobi governor Evans Kidero, who was challenging the election victory of the county executive Gladys Wanga, before Justice Roselyne Aburili at the Homa Bay High Court.

He said that "shortly after the ballots were counted, a gang of noisy youngsters arrived, turned off the lights, brandished a gun at me, and forced me to record fabricated results."

Due to coercion and a morbid fear for his life, the witness said that the attackers compelled him to record the illogical data, allegedly in support of Homa Bay governor Gladys Wanga.

Additionally, he claimed that following the embarrassing encounter, he gave a police station near him a statement to record.

The official declared that the election at the Ongeti primary polling station was unfair. "I went to report the incident at Rangwe Police Station and stand by my words," the official said. The official further charged IEBC with failing to hold a transparent and free election at the polling place.

He argued before the judge, saying he was not scared to disagree with the electoral commission. He insisted that there were abnormalities during the polls.

The witness was questioned about his contradictory remarks that hinted at a peaceful vote-counting process by Wanga's attorneys, who claimed he was biased against their client. Furthermore, the defense team claimed that because the witness had taken a legally binding oath during his recruitment, it was improper for him to testify against IEBC.

With 244,559 votes to independent Kidero's 154,182 in the governor's race, the incumbent who ran on an ODM ticket prevailed. Wanga received 235 votes at the Ongeti polling place, compared to Kidero's 115.

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