Baringo South: Loser claims by-election marred with irregularities


Baringo South: Loser claims by-election marred with irregularities
Baringo South by-election hopeful Cynthia Kipchillat

In Summary

  • The Maendeleo Chap Chap candidate claims that voter bribery took center stage in most of her strongholds.
  • Kipchillat also accuses top government officials who were campaigning against of being behind voter bribery.
  • Jubilee's Charles Kamuren emerged the winner with 12,277 votes while Kipchillat garnered 8,968 votes.

A parliamentary aspirant in the just concluded Baringo South by-elections, Cynthia Kipchillat, has said she will move to court to contest the results.

While addressing the media on Thursday afternoon in Marigat town, Kipchillat claimed the elections were marred with irregularities.

The aspirant further claimed that she has enough evidence to prove that the polls were not credible.

The Maendeleo Chap Chap candidate alleges that voter bribery took center stage in most of her strongholds on the voting day.

Kipchillat also accuses top government officials who were campaigning against her of being behind voter bribery.

She also complained that manipulation of results in some of the polling stations were done to favour her closest competitor Charles Kamuren.

Jubilee’s Charles Kamuren won the elections with 12,277 votes while Kipchillat, a former Egerton University lecturer, garnered 8,968 votes.

“There were some people who were arrested after being caught masquerading as IEBC officials and this shows how the process was skewed from the word go,” she said.

When asked about moving to court, Kipchillat said that it is one of her options which she is still contemplating as she gathers more evidence.

The politician also appealed to the people of Baringo South to unite now that elections are over.

“We need now to team up together even the warring communities so that we unite our people for development to be witnessed in our region,” she stated.

She also said that her development agenda is still alive and she will continue offering services to the people at any position she holds.

Kipchillat of Maendeleo Chap Chap party said she had also raised her concerns with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).

The Baringo South MP seat fell vacant after the death of Grace Kipchoim in April.

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