KIBRA BY ELECTION

Lang'ata CDF employee arrested for voter bribery

One voter showed evidence of the Sh 1000 she had received from the suspect.

In Summary

• An IEBC poll Clerk who was slated to oversee the Woodley polling centre was arrested on Thursday morning.

•The man is accused of receiving suspicious M-Pesa payments running into hundreds of thousands from a Nairobi Jubilee MP.

Dvid Korir ,working at Langata CDF escorted by police for bribing voters on Thursday
Dvid Korir ,working at Langata CDF escorted by police for bribing voters on Thursday
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One person  has been arrested for allegedly bribing voters during the ongoing Kibra by-election at Mashimoni polling station.

David Korir an employee of Lang'ata CDF office had notes of Sh200.

He was allegedly found giving each voter five notes which amount to Sh 1000 shillings.

One voter showed evidence of the money that she had received from the suspect.

Woman shwing of the five sh.200 bribery money
Woman shwing of the five sh.200 bribery money
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‘Pesa ndiyo nimeishika. Kama mnajua mko na kura mbona mnaleta hapa pesa zenu za njaa njaa!(This is the money if you know you have votes why are you bribing us ’ the woman told NTV.

Nairobi Police commander Philip Ndolo said the suspect is in custody adding that investigations have started to verify the allegations.

"The man has been arrested and investigations have started to ascertain that he was truly bribing voters," Ndolo said.

An IEBC poll Clerk who was slated to oversee the Woodley polling centre has also been arrested.

The man is accused of receiving suspicious M-Pesa payments running into hundreds of thousands.

"The suspect is in custody and investigations have been launched to verify the claims, "Ndolo said. 

Earlier on, Two people were arrested for allegedly bribing voters at two polling stations in Kibra.

The two, a man and a woman, were arrested separately  at YMCA polling station and Old Kibra Primary school.

ODM's Bernard Okoth, Ken's brother, faces Jubilee's McDonald Mariga, an ex-football star and Eliud Owalo of ANC. Twenty-four candidates are on the ballot.

The poll is being overseen by 188 presiding officers and 625 clerks. There are 118,658 voters listed on the IEBC roll.