Three Arrested, Three Injured in FORD Kenya Nominations

Three youths in Matisi area of Saboti Constituency in Trans Nzoia County were arrested following skirmishes that rocked FORD Kenya party primaries conducted in seven wards on Monday.

Three other people sustained minor injuries in the scuffle that ensued at Matisi primary school polling centre.

Addressing media after casting his vote, Joseph Juma one of the aspirants said the exercise was not free and fair as expected.

Supporters of my opponent who has sensed defeat attacked and injured three of my supporters including my personal assistant. Three others have also been arrested on unfounded grounds,” Juma said.

Elsewhere, voting started late in Yuya primary school in Kaplamai ward within Cherang’any Constituency due to delayed distribution of voting materials.

Chaotic scenes were witnessed in the polling centre when opponents supporters clashed.

Zabedee Mabele, a youthful aspirant said the delay was occasioned by his opponents and asked the party’s elections board to intervene.

My opponents realized that I’m Kaplamai’s ward roaring lion and schemed how to rig me out of this nominations,” Mabele said.

The nominations were conducted in Kaplamai, Matisi, Nabiswa, Sirende, Bidii, Kinyoro and Saboti wards.

In the Parliamentary race, the party went the consensus way, whereby in Saboti, it settled on Joseph Pepela, Benson Milimo in Cherang’any, Ferdinand Wanyonyi in Kwanza and Dr. Joseph Wafula in Kiminini.

In Senatorial race, the party settled on Henry Ole Ndiema and Susan Nakhumicha for the Woman Representative post.

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