, NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 28 – The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has condemned the acts of Kandara Member of Parliament Alice Wahome who was captured in a video on Friday confronting a constituency’s Returning Officer of Murang’a County Martin Malonza.
Through a statement published in its official twitter handle on Saturday, the electoral body has said the action depicted by the lawmaker amounts to intimidation and such action should therefore be punished.
IEBC statement on intimidation of election officials pic.twitter.com/i8dzCgP8fb
— IEBC (@IEBCKenya) October 28, 2017
The scuffle ensued on Friday after Wahome accused Malonza of rushing to take the results to the electoral agency headquarters in Nairobi without considering her involvement over the presidential poll results.
It is reported that the legislator was alerted by her agents who told her that the returning officer had barred them from signing the Form 34B.
The video that was recorded at the Ng’araria Girls Secondary School tallying center has since gone viral and has been strongly criticized from the members of the public.