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Nasa election petition witness now fears for his life

A key witness in National Super Alliance (Nasa) election petition has claimed that his life is in danger.

Mr Moses Wamuru, the Embu County ODM chairman who also served as the Nasa county co-ordinator in the General Elections, said he has noticed strange people trailing him.

Speaking to the media in Embu town on Tuesday, the visibly shaken official said fellow party agents were also being summoned to the local Independent Elections and Boundaries Commission in what he claimed was a move to amend forms 34 A.

Mr Wamuru is one of the key witnesses in the Nasa petition against President Uhuru Kenyatta’s win and has recorded a statement and sworn an affidavit on alleged election irregularities.

He said was being intimidated due to his stand on the elections where he claims he witnessed several irregularities at various polling stations in the county.

NOT SAFE

“I do not feel secure. In the last three days I have noticed people trailing me. I have been receiving information from very close friends in places that I frequent. I have visited several entertainment joints and people have told me I am not safe there.

“However, I am not cowed…no amount of intimidation can change what has been written. Those who feel aggrieved by my revealing of the truth must wait to prove their innocence in a court of law,” said Mr Wamuru.

He said Nasa agents were being harassed and frustrated during the voting day and did not witness most of the process.

“We didn’t witness the voting in various stations since many of the agents were chased away. You never expected us to sign since our agents were not there. Many of our agents are calling me and saying they have been called by various Returning Officers to go and help them sign forms 34 A. Any form being signed now is suspicious because the work of agents ended on the election day,” he claimed.

BALLOT PAPERS RAN OUT

Mr Wamuru cited Ngurueri polling station in Kianjokoma where he claims that the presidential ballot papers ran out before potential voters  could cast their votes but that the election went on.

In his affidavit, Mr Wamuru named Karurumo polling centre where he claims people were handed multiple presidential ballot papers.

He claims irregularities were also noticed at Kiangungi polling station.

Embu county IEBC coordinator Dan Lenarum denied that his office had summoned Nasa agents, saying he has only contacted Presiding Officers who would be used as part of the defence team.

“We have not talked to any party agents. The people we have called are Presiding Officers and they are part of our defence,” he said on phone.