More Cases Of Violence During Voter Registration Continue To Emerge
More claims of harassment and intimidation on individuals planning to register as voters continue to emerge in Mathare constituency with a section of residents pointing fingers at hired goons.
At least two people from Huruma area have so far recorded statements with the police following the attacks that have not spared even the women.
A middle aged man was on Saturday attacked by a group of hooligans following his attempts to rally people to go register as voters at Salama polling station in Huruma Ward, Mathare Constituency.
“I found a group of people stranded, not knowing where to go register, i volunteered to take them to Salama. On our way, we were accosted by a gang of three men, they told me there is no way these people are going to register in Huruma that i should take them elsewhere,” he narrates.
“When i tried to explain to them about our constitutional rights, they reigned on me with blows and kicks hitting me with rungus on my head. As you can see, my head is still swollen and am in ardent pain,” he continued.
Margaret Awino another victim also claims that she was attacked by a gang of about 20 people.
“The leader of the gang is someon i know, i heard him shout to his group telling them to beat up the woman in lesso. The next thing i was on the ground with blows and kicks being reigned on me,” she narrates.
On Monday, chaos erupted in Kariobangi after two communities clashed over importation of voters. Several people were injured in the morning violence.
Meanwhile, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has allayed fears that the National Youth Service is secretly being used to register voters in a plot to rig the next elections.
IEBC Chief Executive Ezra Chiloba has described the allegations raised by Cord co-principal Kalonzo Musyoka as “unsubstantiated and false.”