‘The only back door we know was at NYS’ – Ngirici responds to Waiguru’s rigging claims
Kirinyaga governor hopeful Wangui Ngirici has responded to Governor Anne Waiguru’s claim of rigging at Kianyaga polling station.
Waiguru claimed that two ballot papers were stuffed inside the polling station using the back door means.
In her response, Ngirici recalled the Ksh791 million National Youth Service (NYS) corruption scandal that Waiguru is alleged to have stolen from the Ministry of Devolution coffers where she was working.
The current Kirinyaga woman representative upheld that she was, alongside her team on-site to guard their votes after a long voting day on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
“The only back door that we know was at NYS during your tenure. TUPO SITE!” Ngirici wrote in a Facebook post.
Waiguru had earlier told Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to stop counting votes at the station after she reportedly unearthed the electoral malpractice.
Waiguru who made a post on her Facebook page on the alleged rigging regretted that the malpractice that included the illegal addition of two governor's ballot boxes were being done in broad daylight.
"Rigging in broad daylight. Two ballot boxes with the governor's ballots enter Kianyaga through the back door in broad daylight. They must be removed and counting must stop, " she told IEBC.
The two are embroiled in a battle of the titans in their bid to capture the coveted position.
While Ngirici is making her first attempt in the race, Waiguru is seeking to defend her position having served in the category since 2017.