ODM accuses Duale of bribing Malindi residents
06 March 2016, 17:14
Nairobi - ODM has accused Majority Leader Aden Duale of plotting to bribe Malindi residents ahead of the Monday by elections.
The by election takes place Monday where ODM will be looking to retain its seat in the wake of Dan Kazungu's ascension to the cabinet.
William Mtengo will be the opposition candidate but he will be pushed to the end by ruling coalition Jubilee's Philip Charo.
According to ODM, Duale has arrived in Malindi to oversee an elaborate plan to bribe the area residents and try influence the election.
" National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale has just arrived in
Malindi, loaded with goodies to dish out to the Honourable people of
Malindi. Duale was escorted to his
hotel room at the Ocean Beach Hotel by a battalion of police officers in
government vehicles. He was also chauffeured in a GK vehicle. The
drivers of the vehicles in a convoy of about 10 vehicles were very hard
on the peddle. Question; why would state machinery be used in this
campaign? Isn't it illegal?
Again, the IEBC top officials led by
Chairman Isaack Hassan is also staying at the same hotel. Is there
anything fishy happening there? We are watching," ODM communications chief Philip Etale said on Sunday.
When asked to comment on the allegations, Duale laughed them off and said that the opposition was sensing defeat early in the day.
" That is a sign that they sense defeat," he said.
The election will be hotly contested between the two and will be an early pointer to the two sides' success in the coming weeks.
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