There was drama at Sirikwa in Kuresoi North after locals stormed the local IEBC office to stop group that had gathered there from registering saying they had been “imported” by a certain politician.
Armed with crude weapons, the rowdy youth chased away the 50 would be voters saying that they had been ferried to the registration centre in a hired Matatu.
Speaking at the scene, an angry looking Sirikwa Ward MCA Peter Mureu accused the electoral body of failing to stop voter importation terming it as illegal and dangerous.
He said such political maneuvers might affect the prevailing peace adding that those behind it should be brought to book.
“If they don’t transfer the officials, there is no need to vote during the next General elections. It is the right of any Kenyan to vote at any station of their choice,” said the MCA.
Paul Mwangi, who was among those barred from accessing the registration centre, said he wanted to transfer his polling station Nakuru Teachers to Upendo polling station in Sirikwa ward where he has since moved to.
Nancy Gathoni wanted to transfer from Ol Kalou to Upendo polling station after getting married in Sirikwa ward a year ago.
And according to James Njuguna they decided to hire the matatu in order to cut the cost of transport to the IEBC Sirikwa offices rather than traveling individually.