The ruling party has come out crying foul over the just concluded Kiambaa By-elections with claims that the votes were rigged.
During a crisis meeting held at the Jubilee Party’s headquarters in Pangani, Nairobi, the party demanded a vote recount saying that their candidate, Kariri Njama won the elections.
Njama who had declared himself the winner was allegedly cut off by the excessive riging by rival party, UDA.
“I will say with authority that we won and I want to assure them that we will fight for this win and we get it to the people of Kiambaa.”
“(What) I want to assure the people of Kiambu is that I will continue being of service to them and work with the government and people to ensure that we serve and we ensure there is no void in Kimbaa,” stated Njama.
Tuju addressing the press said that Jubilee had given its all during the campaign period and won the mini polls.
“We are happy to take the flack and responsibility where we have fallen short of expectations… We think we gave it our best shot and I think we actually won that is the message that you are getting from this group,” stated Tuju.
Jubilee was traunced by UDAs candidate, Njuguna Wa Wanjiku who was declared the winner on Thursday, July 12, after garnering 21,773 votes while Njama came in second with 21, 263 votes.
“We wish to categorically state that we are dissatisfied with how the IEBC managed the by-election, particularly the tallying process. We demand a recount of the vote and will in the coming days pursue this,” read a statement after the Jubilee Party’s meeting held on Monday, July 19.