June 24, 2024
UDA's Nairobi Elections Marred With Chaos As Rival Groups Clash

UDA’s Nairobi Elections Marred With Chaos As Rival Groups Clash

On Friday, chaos broke out at numerous polling stations during the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party grassroots elections in Nairobi, forcing the event to be cancelled.

Supporters of Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, who is competing for the UDA Chairmanship in the capital, battled with supporters of Embakasi North MP James Gakuya at the South B Centre.

When a mob of young people attacked the center, election officials had to be carried away for safety.

A blame game sprang out between the factions, with Sakaja supporters filing complaints at the party’s headquarters.

Local elections are also being held in Narok, Busia, West Pokot, and Homa Bay counties.

Gakuya supporters could be heard chanting Sakaja’s name and clamoring for his removal.

“We arrived at the voting polling centre early and lined up to vote only for a group of individuals to spark wrangles,” narrated one of the voters.

“Some of the leaders within this area orchestrated the fight, forcing the police to intervene.”

While mourning the squabbles, a segment of the electorate requested the party leadership to intervene and take action against those who incite such situations.

The new incident comes amid a growing issue surrounding the UDA party and its leadership.

Confusion plagued the process on Thursday when UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala declared a postponement of the elections in the aforementioned counties.

The UDA National Elections Board (NEB) later repudiated the statement, accusing Malala of seeking to usurp its responsibilities.

UDA’s Nairobi Elections Marred With Chaos As Rival Groups Clash

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