National Assembly Majority leader Amos Kimunya was on Thursday July 15 kicked out of a polling station by rowdy youths during the ongoing Kiambaa by-election.
The Kipipiri MP was ordered out of Kimuga Polling Station by the group of youths shortly after he arrived, accusing him of interfering with the voting exercise.
According to the youths, Kimunya is neither an agent nor a voter at any polling station in Kiambaa. They insisted that he had no any business in the region and ordered him out.
The MP’s efforts to calm down the youths failed as they continued to shout “Kimunya must go”.
Kimunya finally left the venue after being escorted out of the centre by GSU officers, sparking celebration from the youths.
Normalcy has hence been restored at the polling station, with the voting process going on well.
The voting exercise kicked off today at 6:20 am and will continue throughout the day. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has warned politicians against interfering with the exercise.
Speaking to the media on Wednesday evening, Kiambaa Returning Officer Peter Muigai said political parties’ super agents will not be allowed in the polling stations.
The Kiambaa parliamentary seat fell vacant following the passing on of MP Paul Koinange on March 31.
Jubilee’s Kariri Njama is facing off United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate John Njuguna Wanjiku in a high-stakes vote pitting President Uhuru Kenyatta against his deputy William Ruto.
Other candidates in the by-election include Richard Njoroge (The New Democrats Party), Isaac Karomo (Federal Party of Kenya), Willie Mbugua (Independent), David Mugo (Independent), Evans Wainaina (Independent), Njoroge Harrison (Independent) among others.