Police in Othaya are investigating the source and distributors of leaflets accusing area MP, Mary Wambui of planning to rig the repeat Jubilee Party nominations on Wednesday.
The printed papers that also lists down other people she is allegedly working with were dropped by unknown people all over the constituency on Sunday night to be discovered by early risers on Monday morning.
Nyeri South OCPD, Joseph Mwika Mbirithi said police were treating the leaflets as a case of incitement and that they would ensure the authors faced the full force of the law.
He added that the leaflets were likely to heighten tension that could spark off violence and they were keen to prevent such an eventuality.
We have had very peaceful campaigning and we do not want that to stop, the officer said.
A trader at Iriaini market, Joseph King’ori Kinyatta said it was the second time during these campaigns that leaflets have been dropped, saying previously, they targeted an aspirant of the senator’s seat.
The Othaya MP,however, dismissed the leaflets as the work of her rivals who have become desperate after realising they were headed for a loss.
Wambui, who KNA caught up with as she inspected projects funded by her CDF at Birithia Girls High school, urged her rivals to campaign with dignity, saying they should be selling their manifestos to Othaya residents instead of maligning others’ names.
Source: Kenya News Agency