Kirinyaga Governor, Anne Mumbi Waiguru, has sounded an alarm over what she termed as broad daylight rigging of the gubernatorial election.
In a statement dated Wednesday, August 10, Waiguru alleged that two stuffed ballot boxes were sneaked into a tallying centre during the vote counting process.
The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate called for an immediate stoppage of the counting process until she was assured of a free, fair and verifiable process.
“Rigging in broad daylight. Two ballot boxes with governors’ ballots enter Kianyaga through the back door in broad daylight! They must be removed and counting must stop,” Waiguru stated.
The governor went ahead to share photos of the two ballot boxes she claimed were being used to ferry the stuffed ballots with serial numbers 4411729 and 4189755.
Her accusations come barely days after she took an issue with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) after the Kirinyaga county ballot papers were sent to Kakamega.
“Since our ballot papers are in Kakamega and we are told there was no exact number per polling station, why didn’t IEBC notice the shortfall? Where are those ballots as we speak? When will they get here?” Waiguru wondered at the time.
The first-time Governor had also claimed that there were plans to intimidate the voters in her county in a bid to sabotage the total votes cast for UDA presidential candidate William Ruto.