MPs Waititu, Gitau arrested in Malindi over voter bribery allegations


MPs Waititu, Gitau arrested in Malindi over voter bribery allegations

Mwea Member of Parliament Peter Gitau and his Kabete counterpart Ferdinand Waititu were Monday morning arrested over allegations of voter bribery in the ongoing Malindi Parliamentary by election.

AtlTXZkqBxivscHNn-qaWECWzIgyRQfFjASwkSDVjMC8

Waititu was, however, released on a free bond by police after interrogation at the Malindi Police Station even as he dismissed claims of bribing voters.

AsunRenGaLOLqmuLzJOHPA8IG4e7Yz9gw3uCz5LFH682

The Jubilee MP was allegedly roughed up by rival ODM party supporters before being arrested by police and taken to Malindi Police Station where he recorded a statement.

AgXqpVgt1-L32C0g9Lnf7LZxMn87-eJPjwzx64ki9KD0

 

While at the police station, confrontations between the Kabete MP and Mombasa Governor Ali Hassan Joho ensued after the later accused the earlier of violating electoral laws.

ApC-zi8U_3BaYch2D_X7bVX1Sy0bOaLcWRVxVQOeXwPp

On the other hand, Gitau – the Mwea MP – was arrested while allegedly in possession of Ksh 32,000. It is reported that the money was meant to briber voters even as the polling process continued.

Au0hM3MszXcWGpTdacyQe8f928mToXQsh24n1QT2Wbpy

There are 100 polling stations across Malindi with 55,800 registered voters.

The Malindi race is seen as a two-horse race pitting the ruling coalition’s Philip Charo and ODM’s Willy Mtengo.

For Citizen TV updates
Join @citizentvke Telegram channel



Video Of The Day: Sossion: What is happening to KNUT is a test for labour movement in this country | NEWSNIGHT |

Avatar
Story By Wangui Ngechu
More by this author