The celebrated Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has made a personal appeal to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman Wafula Chebukati after feting his officials.
The Chebukati-led commission feted eight IEBC officials for their bravery and outstanding performance despite the harassment, injuries and being bullied by politicians and their supporters in the just concluded by-elections.
Taking online on his Facebook page the firebrand politician lauded Chebukati for the good job, while urging him to now push for the prosecution of the well known culprits, following the attempted rigging.
“Dear Wafula Chebukati. You have done well to fete the gallant IEBC officers. Now do the needful and push for the prosecution of the culprits whom you well know. This blatant form of rigging devoid of intelligence is absurd. As we move forward to 2022, let Juja be a lesson to all” Wrote Moses Kuria.
This is after IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati awarded certificate of recognition to the returning and presiding officers for standing their ground to deliver a free, fair and credible election in the concluded by elections.
Among the staff rewarded include, Juja constituency Returning Officer Titus Mbithi, presiding officers Carol Mueni Kimeu and Nancy Wangari Ndungu, London Ward Returning Officer Gilbert Serem, Milimani polling station Presiding Officer David Too Kipkorir, Msambweni Returning Officer Yusuf Mohamed and deputy presiding officers Mwanajuma Mwarongo and Godfrey Mosota.
Others are Matungu constituency Returning Officer John Kirui, Bulonga Primary School polling station Presiding Officer Peter Juma Okura and Munami Primary School polling station Presiding Officer Maureen Naliaka Lusambu.
The IEBC chair gave an example of the May 18 when chaos broke out at the Jomo Kenyatta DEB primary school station where Kimeu was the Presiding Officer.
Five men would suddenly storm the polling station and dropping ballot papers with the police abandoning the officers later exposing them for danger.
“Then five men stormed the polling station and dropped on the counting area papers resembling ballot papers. These men then ordered her to count the alien ballot papers.
Suddenly, the police officers assigned to offer security at the polling station went missing, exposing the presiding officer and poll officials to harm,” noted Chebukati.