DPP orders arrest of MP Wahome for assaulting IEBC official

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keriako Tobiko has directed the Inspector General of Police, Joseph Boinnet to urgently investigate Kandara MP, Alice Wahome for allegedly assaulting area returning officer on Friday.

In a statement, the DPP said an immediate probe into the incident would lead to the the arrest and charging of the legislator.

“Our attention has been drawn to a video clip circulating on social media depicting Hon. Alice Wahome assaulting and/or obstructing an Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission official. I advise you to commence thorough investigations to cause the said MP to be arrested and charged in a court of law with the relevant offences under the Penal Code and the Election Offences Act,” says Kemo” says Senior Assistant DPP Alloys Kemo who has signed the statement.

Drama ensued when the area MP confronted the RO, Martin Malonza over presidential results at the Ng’araria Girls Secondary schooltallying centre.

MP Alice Wahome

In the video that has since gone viral, Wahome is seen to attacking the RO as he left the tallying centre for Bomas.

The Independent and Boundaries Commission, IEBC, has also condemned the incident saying such election offence must be punished.

“We take great exception the manner in which MP Alice Wahome harassed an IEBC official performing his duties. Such is an electoral offence that must be punished,” said IEBC.

 

  

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