How Gor Mahia voters were caught with fake ballot papers stuffed in underwears
Sensational details are emerging on how candidates in the just concluded Gor Mahia elections had attempted to cheat their way to victory.
Incumbent chairman Ambrose Rachier retained his seat in the elections held on Sunday, beating city businessman Dan Oketch and secretary general Chris Omondi.
An election official who spoke to Nairobi News revealed that at least three female club members were found in possession of fake ballot papers hidden in their underwears in the elections held at the Kasarani Indoor Arena.
The women were arrested and locked up at Kasarani Police station.
“Every election has its challenges, we had a few… three ladies were arrested with photocopied ballot papers and we are sure they were planning to stuff them into the ballot boxes,” the club’s Electoral Board Vice chairman Ahmed Papa told Nairobi News.
The official has since confirmed that one of the women had five papers stuffed inside her underwear together with Sh10,000.
Incumbent Ambrose Rachier was declared overall winner of the election for the fourth successive term, having garnered 579 votes. City businessman Dan Oketch came second with Chris Omondi finshing third.
Mr Rachier will now serve the club as chairman for the next three years.