Echesa slaps IEBC officer in Matungu
Thursday, March 4th, 2021
Former Cabinet minister Rashid Echesa allegedly slapped IEBC officer at a polling station in Matungu constituency on Thursday morning.
In a video being circulated on social media, the visibly angry Echesa confronted the polling clerk demanding to know why his party’s polling agents were allegedly chased out of a voting centre.
“You were told by who? Our agents are outside the polling centre. You cannot keep our agents outside. Why are you chasing them outside?” Echesa demands to know.
The incident happened at Bulonga Primary School, where voting for the Matungu parliamentary seat was ongoing.
Echesa is one of the local politicians supporting UDA candidate in the Matungu parliamentary race, Alex Lanya.
Other candidates in the Matungu by-election are David Were of ODM and Peter Nabulindo of Amani National Congress (ANC).
The Matungu MP seat fell vacant following the death of holder Justus Murunga on November 14, 2020.