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Natembeya decries destruction of his campaign billboards

The vandalized billboards, he said, were put up by mama mbogas and boda boda riders supporting him.

In Summary

•Natembeya reminded those behind the misconduct that they are flouting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ( IEBC ) code of conduct.

•He said his team was analyzing photographs of those who were captured on camera destroying the billboards.

Democratic Action party’s Trans Nzoia gubernatorial Candidate George Natembeya has condemned the destruction of his campaign billboards by people suspected to be agents of his rival.

Natembeya on Wednesday told journalists that he was reliably informed that his opponent instructed his goons to pull down his billboards and that of other candidates eyeing various seats on the Azimio-One Kenya Coalition.

“It is painful that my panicking competitor has destroyed my billboards and those of other candidates seeking various seats. A billboard doesn’t vote, you will regret doing such silly things," he said.

He reminded those behind the misconduct that they are flouting the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission ( IEBC ) code of conduct.

He said his team was analyzing photographs of those who were captured on camera destroying the billboards.

The vandalized billboards, he said, were put up by mama mboga and boda boda people who are supporting him.

The former administrator asked the electorate to be weary of politicians who were buying identity cards.

He warned that there was a danger of the identification cards being used to commit crimes.

Natembeya also appealed to employers in various sectors to permit employees to vote early and return to work.

The former Rift Valley regional Commissioner is contesting against Ford Kenya Secretary General Chris Wamalwa and five others.  

Other Candidates in the race to succeed outgoing governor are Jimmy Nduruchi , Wycliffe Eshiwani , Professor Ben Wanjala, Timothy Korir ( all independents) and Wilfred Moraya ( Usawa kwa Wote)

Hospital Ward Representative Eric Wafula who is Natembeya’s confidant pointed accusing fingers at his hospital ward opponent and a Woman representative Candidate for teaming up with Natembeya’s rival to destroy the billboards at Aturkan junction and Naisambu.

The billboards, he said, cost supporters of the   Azimio- One Kenya team a fortune.

"The billboards were destroyed at night by people who are allied to politicians who are worried about our growing influence. Let them be prepared to go home next week," he said.  

According to Trans Nzoia west Deputy County Police Commander Peter Lobolia, the matter was being investigated by the police.

He said the police were investigating the incident and warned that anyone found engaging in such unlawful activities would be arrested and arraigned.

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