Matiang’i, Khalwale accused of voter bribery
Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i, was on Monday accused of misusing his office and violating the constitution, which bars State officers from engaging in politics while in office.
In a report released by the Kenya National Commission on Human Rights (KNCHR) titled Mirage at dusk, Matiang’i was further implicated in voter bribery allegations for attending President Uhuru Kenyatta’s campaign rally on June 7, 2017, in Nyamira County.
The commission further says that the Head of State allegedly gave handouts to bribe voters, a violation of the Election Act which states that “a candidate is not supposed to give handouts to induce voters to vote in a candidate.”
Other contenders mentioned in the report in relation to bribery allegations is Kakamega County Governor Wycliffe Oparanya and former Kakamega Senator Bonny Khalwale.
Oparanya is on the spot for allegedly giving elderly people in Malava gifts on July 10, 2017 while Khalwale is accused of dishing Ksh.200 to Malava residents on July 30, 2017.
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