RAILA ODINGA’s CORD incites residents to resist armed GSUs deployed in Bungoma by UHURU/ RUTO - they want to rig WETANGULAThe Kenyan DAILY POST News 02:11
Thursday December 12, 2013 - Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s Coalition for Reforms and Democracy (CORD) has raised a red flag of a scheme to steal victory of CORD candidate, Moses Wetangula, in favour of Musikari Kombo in the Bungoma Senatorial by-election scheduled for December 19th.
Speaking on Wednesday after the Appeals Court dismissed Wetagula’s appeal to retain his seat, CORD politicians led by Ford Kenya Leader Moses Wetangula himself, Tongaren MP Dr. Eseli Simiyu and Kakamega Senator, Dr. Bonny Khalwale, condemned Uhuru and Ruto, saying they were planning to rig elections using armed police officers.
This is after Uhuru/ Ruto deployed a contingent of heavily armed GSU officers in the entire Bungoma County on Wednesday ahead of the by-election.
Wetangula noted that Uhuru/ Ruto want to use armed police to scare voters to vote for Kombo but they will not succeed because the people of Bungoma are solidly behind him.
His sentiments were echoed by Khalwale and Eseli, who said Uhuru/ Ruto will not succeed even if they deploy the whole army to Bungoma.
“They have deployed heavily armed GSU officers in Bungoma to scare voters but they will not succeed-the people of Bungoma will not be intimidated by heavy police presence, they will vote fearlessly”, said Khalwale.
The Kenyan DAILY POST