Miguna dismisses Bobi Wine’s claim that Kenyans were not abducted during election period

Saturday, November 19th, 2022 10:06 | By
Miguna dismisses Bobi Wine's claim that Kenyans were not abducted during election period
Miguna Miguna and Bobi Wine. PHOTOS/Courtesy.

Miguna Miguna has dismissed a statement by Ugandan opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine regarding how August 9, 2022, General Election was conducted.

While appearing on a local TV station during an interview, Bobi Wine compared and contrasted how the General Election was conducted in Kenya and in Uganda on January 14, 2021.

The firebrand Ugandan politician noted that Kenya had a peaceful election as he criticised how the Uganda government interfered with the electoral process in his home country.

"I was astonished during Kenya’s election that the internet was still on, I didn’t see people being abducted or military presence. I did not see the opponents of the incumbent under house arrest," Bobi Wine said.

Kenyans were abducted

Miguna Miguna was quick to dismiss Bobi Wine's assessment of the Kenyan General Election - claiming that Kenyans were equally abducted during the election period.

Miguna, even though he was not in the country at the time of the election, said innocent Kenyans were abducted including one Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) returning officer who was murdered.

"Innocent Kenyans were abducted, threatened and harassed, including two IEBC returning officers who were murdered. The chair of IEBC and two commissioners were physically assaulted at the Bomas of Kenya. Stop this comparison between Kenya and Uganda!" Miguna tweeted.

2 IEBC ROs died

Two IEBC returning officers died in the line of duty during the election period.

Embakasi East returning officer Daniel Musyoka went missing and was later found dead four days later at Mariko in Loitoktok.

Musyoka was working at the East African School of Aviation tallying Centre when he disappeared.

Gichugu IEBC returning officer Geoffrey Gitobu collapsed and died at the IEBC Nanyuki's office on Monday.

IEBC chairperson Wafula Chebukati also complained about the harassment of the commission.

He said staff who objectively and impartially performed their duties at the national tallying centre were intimidated and harassed through profiling and arbitrary arrests.

“This has instilled fear within the staff, who are now unable to report to the office for duty. This harassment must stop forthwith," Chebukati said.

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