Aisha Jumwa, Omanga & 8 MPs Risk Losing Seats

  • Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa (left) and Senator Millicent Omanga (right)
    Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa (left) and Senator Millicent Omanga (right)
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  • Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa and Jubilee nominated Senator Millicent Omanga are among 10 MPs who risk losing their seats following action by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC).

    During a press conference on Saturday, March 6, NCIC Chairman Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia disclosed that the commission had summoned the legislators who had been involved in violence during recent elections.

    The other leaders summoned include Homa Bay Woman Representative Gladys Wanga, Kakamega Senator Cleophas Malala and MPs Faizal Bader (Msambeni), Hon. Fred Kapondi (Mt Elgon), Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), Charles Were (Kasipul) and Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini).

    NCIC Chairman Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia addressing a press conference on March 6, 2021.
    NCIC Chairman Rev. Dr. Samuel Kobia addressing a press conference on March 6, 2021.
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    "These summons do not just indicate our intention to investigate and prosecute but rather also indicate the plan of the Commission to stop the unethical people from occupying office," he stated.

    Rev Kobia added that the commission was keen to ensure the leaders who had been involved in propagating violence during elections would face the maximum punishment.

    "We will ensure the purveyors of hate and ethnic contempt are in jail, and as they wait to go to jail, we will put them out of the leadership of this country and ensure they never run again in this country," he declared.

    He further noted that it was unacceptable for Kenyans to be treated to abuse, allegations of voter bribery, violence, and an environment full of tension which was reminiscent of the period just before the 2007 elections.

    The commission further condemned the assault of Lang'ata MP Nixon Korir by police in Nakuru and urged IG Hillary Mutyambai to take appropriate action on the officers involved.

    The MP found himself in the crosshairs as harassment, intimidation and voter bribery were recorded in some parts of the country, as voters cast their ballots in seven electoral areas.

    During an encounter with police, Korir was seen kicking a teargas canister that had been lodged in his direction.

    His car was smashed in the fracas as some journalists suffered slight injuries in the incident.

    Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir kicks a teargas canister at a polling station London Ward, Nakuru on on March 4, 2021
    Lang’ata MP Nixon Korir kicks a teargas canister at a polling station in London Ward, Nakuru on March 4, 2021
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    At the same time, Former CS Rashid Echesa was arrested after he was caught on camera slapping an IEBC official during the Matungu election.

    He was on Saturday transferred to Nairobi where he will be grilled by detectives from the DCI.

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