Returning officer claims he lost Sh15k during confrontation with MP – VIDEO
Martin Malonza, the IEBC returning officer for Kandara Constituency during the repeat presidential elections, claims he lost Sh15,000 when he was assaulted by area legislator Alice Wahome.
These two were involved in a publicized altercation during the tallying of votes.
This dramatic incident, in which the legislator is seen roughing up Malonza, was captured by an amateur video which has been trending online.
In an interview with the media, a more composed Malonza claims Wahome also threatened the police officers at the scene that they would ‘lose their jobs’ if they interfered.
“She harassed me, she abused me, she told me mimi ni mjinga (I’m stupid). A security officer tried to intervene and she protested, saying a man should not touch her,” Malonza claims.
“There were only security officers who were men around there, so nobody could rescue me from her. She even took of my clothes, my coat, it had some money, I don’t know where it is upto now. It had around Sh14,000 or Sh15,000, I don’t know where she took it.”
“I stood my ground because I believe as an electoral official, I am not on the payroll of any Member of Parliament or politician.”
Ms Wahome has meanwhile defended herself, claiming she confronted Malonza to try and recover some 440 votes stolen from President Uhuru Kenyatta. The Police are investigating the incident.