Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa slaps IEBC official in Matungu by-election


Former Sports CS Rashid Echesa slaps IEBC official in Matungu by-election
Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa caught on video assaulting an election official at the ongoing by-election in Matungu Constituency, Bungoma County. PHOTO| COURTESY

Former Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa was Thursday morning caught on video assaulting an election official during voting at the by-election in Matungu Constituency, Kakamega County.

In the video capturing the incident, a visibly angry Echesa is seen lecturing the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) official accusing him of chasing one of their agents out of the Bulonga polling station.

“Our agents are outside the polling station my friend. You cannot chase our agents outside. Why are you chasing them outside? Uliambiwa by who?” poses Echesa before slapping the election official.

“Sheria inasema call all the agents to witness sio kuita individual,” he adds.

 

The front-running candidates in the Matungu mini-poll are David Were (ODM), Peter Nabulindo (ANC) and Alex Lanya (UDA). Echesa is allied to the UDA party, which is associated with Deputy President William Ruto.

Kenyans have since taken to social media to castigate Echesa and calling for his arrest.

 

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