My case could be similar to that of Raila Odinga, says Kabuchai poll loser

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BY CG REPORTER

A looser in Kabuchai parliamentary seat in Bungoma county claims I.E.B.C  records shows he received no vote at Bwake polling station where he cast his vote.

Nabanga Tale surprised mourners at the funeral of a retired assistant director of information Tom Namasake that a commission official had been found in a private house stashing ballot papers in a box in favour of MP James Lusweti.

‘’My case could be similar to that of Raila Odinga because the looser was declared the winner, how could I have failed to vote for myself at my own village polling station together with my family and relatives. That is why I petitioned and I hope to win the so that we can repeat the exercise’’ he said.

Tale said despite arresting the presiding officer with the polling materials no action had been taken against him and challenged security agencies to come clear over the issue.

The businessman spoke at Sinoko Primary grounds in Bungoma town at the funeral service also attended by KNUT Bungoma county secretary Ken Nganga and journalists from across the country led by this writer, Nyukuri Khayota of Sulwe FM radio and Musundi Sirengo from the county assembly of Trans-Nzoia.

The late Namasaka was the father of Trans-Nzoia county Sulwe FM radio reporter Edwin Namasaka among others.

Tale ran for the seat in the august 8 general elections independently losing to Lusweti with a difference of 200 votes.  Nganga who is also the county campaign chief for NASA presidential candidate Raila Oinga pleaded with voters to cast their votes in favor of the ODM party leader in the repeat polls set for October 17th.

He said the people of Bungoma did not need to be lectured on that the majority supported Raila and did not see what would make them change their minds in the bye elections.

Other Bungoma MPS whose election has been challenged in the high court include Didmus Barasa of Jubilee in Kimilili and Dan Wanyama of Webuye west.