Boycott by key aspirants and poor preparations marred the start of Jubilee Party primaries in its Mt Kenya stronghold on Friday.
Claims of rigging emerged in Nyeri, with a bundle of pre-marked ballot papers intercepted in Mukurwe-ini. A suspect was locked up at Mukurwe-ini Police Station after ballot papers were found in his car. The suspect had pre-marked ballots in favour of a gubernatorial aspirant, a senatorial aspirant and a Tetu constituency aspirant.
From Embu, Nyeri, Meru to Tharaka Nithi, there was chaos as materials arrived late in polling centres and to add insult to injury, they were too few to cater for the anxious voters. Kirinyaga gubernatorial aspirant and former Devolution CS Anne Waiguru and Runyenjes MP Cecily Mbarire, eyeing the Embu governorship, were among those who boycotted the polls.
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