Westlands MP Aspirant Attacked By Goons
Westlands Member of Parliament aspirant David Otieno alias Cidi has now lodged a complaint with Spring Valley police after he was allegedly attacked by his opponents’ supporters in Kibagare slums in Kitisuru over the weekend.
David who spoke with Ghetto Radio News earlier today says his driver was injured after an attack meted on him and his campaigned team.
“Right now am at Spring Valley Police Station there are issues of election violence, they broke the windows of one of my campaign vehicles. Issues of election violence are emerging in Westlands and something must be done promptly. We are urging our supporters to be peaceful, we want the police to also take quick action because the perpetrators were identified and are known,’’ he said.
According to Cidi there were early threats via WhatsApp messages of possible attack.
“They sent us threats that they would attack and when we went to Kibagare they made their threats real … So we are asking the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission and security apparatus in Westlands to be vigilant. If all of us arm our supporters then it will be chaos and because we are peaceful we shall not retaliate but we want action taken against those who were involved,” he added.
According to IEBC Elections Offences Act No. 37 of 2016, those violating code of conduct are liable to a fine not exceeding Ksh. 1 Million.
“Every officer of a political party and every nominated candidate who, attempts to participate in or participates in an election without subscribing to the Electoral Code of Conduct commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding Ksh. 1 Million or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six years or to both.(2) Any person who contravenes the Electoral Code of Conduct commits an offence.(3) The trial of an offence under this section shall be without prejudice to any proceedings in or consequent upon a petition,” the Act States.
By Allan Otieno