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Ex-MP Wanjala caught on camera ‘dishing out money’

A photo of former Budalangi MP Raphael Wanjala holding a wand of Sh50 notes has gone viral.

In the photo, Wanjala holds the cash while appearing to be handing out a few notes to someone who was not pictured.

Wanjala is seeking to reclaim his parliamentary seat on an ODM ticket. He will face Labour Party’s Ababu Namwamba.

Speculation has been rife online with users accusing him of voter bribery claiming that the Sh50 notes are often given to supporters as handouts.

But in a swift rejoinder, Mr Wanjala said the picture was taken by his political detractors and posted on social media.

“I was in a church at Buyuku area in Budalangi and I was taking my offertory,” said Mr Wanjala adding that he had gone to Church to getting blessings ahead of the polls.

He said, there was no need of hiding the money saying those who took the picture had ill intentions.

Voter bribery is an election offense and candidates have been warned against contributing in harambees in the run-up to the August 8 polls.

In February, Wanjala vowed to unseat Namwaba who defected from ODM to vie on LPK.

Here’s the photo: