Moment when Shebesh stormed tallying center to ‘guard her votes’ – VIDEO
A video that captured the moment when Jubilee Party’s Nairobi Women Representative candidate, Rachel Shebesh, stormed a tally centre to protest against the alleged theft of her votes has emerged online.
In the video, courtesy of The Star newspaper, a furious Shebesh is seen complaining about tallying irregularities at the Nyayo Stadium indoor gymnasium where the exercise was taking place.
During the heat of the moment, the fiery politician attempts to justify her claims by revealing that she had a parallel tallying centre of her own to help guard her votes during the just concluded party primaries.
Shebesh, who is defending her seat at the August 8 general elections, eventually triumphed by garnering 91, 766 votes to bag the party ticket.
Her closest rivals, Millicent Omanga and Karen Nyamu polled 53,734 and 36,828 votes respectively to finish second and third.
PARALLEL TALLYING CENTRE
But it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the controversial Shebesh. In a furious fit of rage, the politician is seen repeatedly claiming that her votes had been stolen and even goes ahead to threaten to stop the tallying process.
When Rachel Shebesh demands her right, you need not stand on her way. I support Shebesh. Those who changed results must be arrested pic.twitter.com/ZJewtN6gJA
— Robert ALAI (@RobertAlai) April 28, 2017
“You are not announcing anything… whose party are you playing with? He (the returning officer) has cancelled my votes with a red biro (pen)… I have now arrived na nimechoka kuchezewa (I am tired of being played with)… I have a tallying centre equal to a presidential tallying centre,” Shebesh is seen yelling in the video.
The issue of parallel tallying centre has proven sensitive in recent times, especially after the opposition’s Nasa coalition recent declaration that they will commission one during the August elections.
Initially, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) rejected the idea forthright, but then softened up later and allowed the same to happen.