Kiambu Governor James Nyoro has denied claims that he was actively involved in election violence in the just concluded Juja by-elections.
The Governor has described himself as a peaceful person, who has never been involved in violence even in his own campaigns.
He said that it is Moses Kuria’s team that was involved in the mayhem at JKUAT tallying center, as they started shouting at him and disrupting the vote-counting process.
” I condemn in the strongest terms possible the insinuation that I’m a violent person. I have never been violent even during my campaigns. It is our opponents who were shouting at us,” Nyoro said.
The Governor has been placed at the centre of the chaos that marred Juja Constituency by-election yesterday, delaying the vote-counting process.
He said that he will write to DPP Noordin Haji and ask him to prosecute Nyoro and his team over election malpractice.
He also called for the arrest of the Kiambu Governor.
“At around 10:20pm tonight there was disruption of the tallying process at Mang’u HighSchool Tallying center in Juja Constituency by a group of individuals led by the Kiambu County Governor Mr James Nyoro,” Chebukati said.
The violent encounter ensued between Jubilee candidate Susan Njeri’s supporters led by Nyoro and Kiambu Woman Representative Gathoni Wamuchomba and PEP candidate George Koimburi’s supporters led by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro, Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata and Witeithie Ward MCA Julius Macharia.
The votes counting process in the May 18 by-elections was later completed on Wednesday evening, with PEP’s Geoffrey Koimburi being declared the winner.