Controversial Embakasi East MP Babu Owino has sparked mixed reactions on social media after advising Jubilee party to rig the remaining two polling stations in the just concluded Kiambaa by-election.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) had suspended tallying of votes in Kiambaa after a fracas broke out at Karuri Secondary School in the morning of Friday, July 16 when Jubilee candidate Kariri Njama claimed the by-election was being rigged in favour of UDA’s John Njuguna.
In a video circulating online, Kariri is seen protesting the results which placed Njuguna in the lead with 21,606 votes.
Kariri on the other hand had 21,151 votes after votes from 153 polling stations out of 154 had been tallied.
But taking to his official Twitter account this morning, Babu Owino advised the ruling Jubilee party to rig the remaining polling stations so as to spare President Uhuru Kenyatta from embarrassment.
According to the controversial lawmaker, Jubilee has all it needs to win the concluded by-election in Kiambaa. Babu Owino said Jubilee has the police, IEBC and NYS, which should aid them in rigging.
“I urge the Jubilee government to rig in the remaining 2 polling stations at Kiambaa Constituency.Stop embarrassing President Uhuru. You have the police(Rungus and Teargas),IEBC and you also have NYS.Rig rig rig,” tweeted Babu Owino.
Babu Owino’s post sparked mixed reactions from netizens, with some telling him off for publicly advocating for rigging.
Some said that Babu Owino was inciting the public to cause violence should the rigging happen as he wishes.
“And if that happens, will violence not ERUPT? this is basically incitement to violence,” one of the users posted.