Nambale MP Sakwa Bunyasi has revealed that there is an alleged plot by some aspirants in the constituency to suppress the voters’ freedom to vote by buying their IDs. “There are people who are going from house to house, and they coerce residents to give them their IDs in exchange for money, either Ksh 1000 or Kshs 2000. They then inform the owners that they’ll keep the IDs safe for them and they’ll get them back on the voting day,” he said, alleging that perpetrators are Jubilee members.
He said that it’s a scheme to suppress voters and affect votes coming from the grassroots, “Truth is that they’re doing that so that residents lack IDs on voting day.” He urged residents to shun the vice, “Don’t let anyone take your ID for whatever reason. If you don’t have that ID you won’t be allowed to vote,” said Bunyasi.
He added that the practice is very rampant in Nambale and urged IEBC to address the issue. He said they’ll inform the relevant authorities so that action can be taken, “We shall officially inform IEBC and also the police so that they can investigate what’s happening,” he said.