Police launch hunt for former CS Rashid Echesa for assaulting IEBC official
Police have launched a manhunt for former Sports Cabinet Secretary after he was caught on video slapping an IEBC official during the Matungu parliamentary by-election in Kakamega County.
Echesa is reported to have disappeared after the incident which occurred at Bulonga polling station.
In the video capturing the incident, a visibly angry Echesa is seen lecturing the IEBC official accusing him of chasing one of their agents out of the polling station as voting continued.
“Our agents are outside the polling station my friend. You cannot chase our agents outside. Why are you chasing them outside? Uliambiwa by who?” poses Echesa before slapping the election official.
“Sheria inasema call all the agents to witness sio kuita individual,” he adds.
Meanwhile, four parliamentarians including; Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei, MPs Didmus Barasa, Wilson Kogo and Nelson Koech, have been arrested for allegedly intimidating voters during the ongoing by-election in Kabuchai Constituency, Bungoma County.
— Citizen TV Kenya (@citizentvkenya) March 4, 2021