Endebess MP protests Arrest of Voters

Trans Nzoia has a total of 398, 981 voters

Endebess MP Dr. Robert Pukose (in red stripped T shirt) leaves the Endebess police station after a standoff with police who arrested some voters on grounds that they are from Uganda. Photo/Courtesy

There was a standoff between police officers and Endebess MP Dr. Robert Pukose following the arrest of voters who were accused of being ferried from Uganda to participate in the general elections.

Trans Nzoia county police commandant Jacinta Wesonga stormed the Endebess police station to condemn a move by Dr. Pkose who was protesting the arrest of the individuals.

” We will not allow foreigners from Uganda to participate in a Kenyan election,” said Mrs Wesonga upon which the MP replied: “Kenyans who own properties in Uganda have a right to vote”

The legislator also said profiling of the citizens was in violation of the East Africa Community spirit which promotes free trade and association of citizens.

Meanwhile the voting exercise in Trans Nzoia kicked off well in 761 polling stations with the electorate turning out in large numbers to elect their leaders.

DAP K gubernatorial candidate George Natembeya cast his vote at Milimani prinary school while Ford Kenya gubernatorial candidate Dr. Chris wamwa cast his vote at Kiminini primary school.

In Cherang’any constituency, former MP Wesley Korir cas his vote at Birbiriet primary school where he called on residents to turn out in large numbers to exercise their democratic right of voting.

“We urge our people especially the youth to turn out in large numbers to vote for their leaders of choice since this will determine the lind of transformation that they want” said Mr. Korir.

Area MP Joshua Kuttuny who cast his vote at kipkeikei primary school took issue with the Independent Electoral Boundaries Commision (IEBC) for the mixup of ballot papers that led ro postponment of elections in Kakamega and Mombasa gubernatorial races.

” Chebukati has more questions to answer with regard to the printing of ballot papers. This will open way for legal battles,” said Kuttuny.

At Chematich primary school polling station, UDA MCA candidate for Sitatunga ward Simon Murey said some of the aged voters in the region whose biometric details could not be captured on the Kiems kits.

At Sinoko primary school, voters complained of  delays in  voting after the Kiems kits failed to capture their biometric details.