We Will Dispatch 300 Commandos to Every Polling Station During Jubilee Party Nominations, Mike Sonko

  • By Vincent Kejitan on Wednesday, 5 April 2017 - 3:20pm
    File image of Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko and his bodyguards Facebook
  • Nairobi Senator Mike Sonko has stated that 300 "hawk-eyed commandos" will be deployed to every polling station during the Jubilee Party nominations.

    According to Sonko, the move will be in a bid to prevent electoral malpractices during the Jubilee primaries slated for April 21.

    "On nomination day 300hawk-eyedd commandos will be dispatched to every polling station to prevent voter importation and ballot stuffing," Sonko stated to his Twitter account.

    Sonko's surprise announcement comes after it emerged that a section of the 'powerful forces' within the Jubilee Party are against his governorship bid.

    The Nairobi Senator had even threatened to quit the party due to the Opposition he was facing and stated that he would run as an independent candidate if they continued frustrating him.

    He faces stiff competition from businessman Peter Kenneth who is also eyeing the Nairobi gubernatorial seat under a Jubilee Party ticket.

    Meanwhile, the Registrar of Political Parties Lucy Ndungu on Wednesday warned that political parties that will not maintain peace during nominations risk de-registration.

    "My office will impose appropriate sanctions as mandated by the Elections Act. This includes a formal warning, suspension of registration of the party, withholding of funds and de-registration," she said in a statement to newsrooms.

    As the clock ticks towards the deadline for party nominations, violence and chaos continue to mar political activities as politicians battle it out to secure the coveted election tickets.

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