South Mugirango Member of Parliament Slyvanus Osoro has today castigated interior cabinet secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i for harassing their UDA candidate for Bonchari by-election, Mama Teresa Oroo Oyioka.
This comes after the police allegedly chased them on Tuesday, an act that caused injuries to their candidate. According to Osoro, who spoke from Bonchari during the campaign on Wednesday, the heinous act was being fueled by Gesonso OCPD who is constantly a stumbling block to their campaigns.
“It is a great shame to see the police harass our candidate, the police chased us yesterday and in the process Mama Teressa Oroo Oyioka was hurt. This harassment is being led by Gesonso OCPD,” Osoro said.
According to Osoro, if acts of police harassment mated on their UDA candidate continues, then they will be forced demolish police residence and force them to vacate since they are hosted by confidants of Mama Teresa Oroo. The South Mugirango Member of parliament also noted that he was keen on harassing them yet has failed to provide them with reasonable housing.
“It is a great shame that the Interior cabinet secretary cannot afford the police good housing. If they continue to constantly harass us, we will demolish their residence and force them to leave. We are capable of setting up other businesses there,” said Osoro.
His sentiments were amplified by Kandara Member of parliament Alice Wahome who urged that free and fair elections should be promoted by allowing equal opportunity for contestants to campaign without any harassment from the police.
“We are asking the police to keep off the campaigns teams of Mama Teresa. This is an era of democracy, democratic space for all the candidates must be level,” said Alice Wahome.
Members of parliament allied to Tananga Tanga rubbished claims that the Independent Electoral and boundaries commission intends to announce the election outcome at midnight citing intimidation.
According to Osoro “Results are to be announced as early as 9pm since IEBC officials are not ratified as essential service providers.”