Shebesh stole my votes, says Wangui Ng’ang’a
Jubilee Party aspirant for Nairobi County Woman Representative, Wangui Ng’ang’a, has claimed that the primaries winner Rachel Shebesh stole votes from her.
Ms Ng’ang’a was arrested at the Nairobi County Jubilee Party tallying centre in Nyayo Stadium on Thursday while protesting and spent the night at Lang’ata Police Station before being released without being charged in court.
Ms Ng’ang’a, who had been arrested for causing disturbance, claimed there were huge discrepancies between the votes she got in different polling station and what was captured at the county tallying centre.
“In Mutuini Ward in Dagoretti South, for instance, I had 1600 votes but at the tallying station they had captured zero votes,” Ms Ng’ang’a told Nairobi News.
She alleged that other wards where Ms Shebesh’s votes were added and hers reduced were Kayole, Mathare, Kiamaiko, Roysambu and Kasarani.
“In Kilimani Ward, where her (Shebesh) sister was vying for MCA, my votes were significantly reduced and hers were topped up by 10,000,” claimed Ms Ng’ang’a.
The aspirant was due to formally file an appeal at the Jubilee Party headquarters on Friday morning.
“I am just from the cell and heading straight to the Jubilee headquarters where I will file my complaint and table all the evidence I have then follow the right channel. I am hopeful justice shall prevail,” she said.
“They said disturbance but didn’t charge me so clearly she (Shebesh) knows what she did and was keeping me away from the media,” claimed Ms Ng’ang’a.
Lang’ata OCPD Elijah Maina said, “the aspirant may have been picked for interrogation and I am told she was released on bond. We prefer that the party comments on the matter as it was their primaries.”
Jubilee Party National Elections board Chair Andrew Musangi on Thursday advised aggrieved parties in the nominations to present their complaints to the Appeal Tribunal.