Ngilu bribed voters, says former governor Malombe
Former Kitui Governor Julius Malombe has informed the court that the August 8 elections were not fair and credible and was marred with violence.
He has alleged that Governor Charity Ngilu bribed voters to influence her win claims that were dismissed by Ngilu’s lawyer Kioko Kilukumi.
He testified that there were some instances where some of his agents were not allowed into the polling stations thus they could not know what was happening.
While supporting his petition before the High court yesterday, Malobe said that some of the votes counted in favor of Governor Ngilu were never casted.
“There were votes staffing during the August 8 elections but my agents will appear before the court to give testimony,” said Malombe.
In most of the polling stations, the ballots boxes were deliberately delayed where most of the stations were not accessible.
Malombe during the cross examination yesterday said there were bribery during the election but he cannot explain more about it because he was informed by his agents.
“I cannot give evidence about the bribery allegations but my agent will come to testify and give evidence,” said Malombe.
He added that after casting his vote he went round to some of the polling stations and the voter turnout was high.
“When some women went to vote they were told that they already voted and were not able to vote again,” said Malombe.
He told the court that the voter turnout was 73 percent which was a huge turnout .He also told the court that in the absence of his agent, he could not tell how ballot papers were being arranged.
Malombe added that most of the polling stations were marred with irregularities and his agent did not attest to what was happening because they were not allowed to access the stations.
The petitioner who had vied for the Governor seat with wiper political party said there were anomalies in most of the polling stations.
“At Kitui central constituency there were no signatures of my agents,” said Malobe.
He said that where his agent did not sign it is a clear indication that that the election was marred with irregularities.
In the petition which is being heard at Milimani law courts, Ngilu has been cited as the first respondent while IEBC is the second respondent.
Malombe said that the results that were displayed on the IEBC portal were not corroborated.He was being cross examined by Ngilu’s lawyer Kioko Kilukumi where he was defending his petition.