Kajiado Senator Peter Mositet and gubernatorial aspirant Tarayia ole Kores have both rejected Jubilee Party nomination results announced on Wednesday.
Mositet and Kores claimed the results were “cooked” to “favour” a certain lineup led by one governor aspirant in their opposing end.
Senator Mositet, who was thrown out of the county JP tallying centre in Maasai Technical Training Centre by police on instructions from officials on Wednesday evening, termed “sham” the nomination exercise.
Mositet spoke in Kajiado town outside the tallying centre after being thrown out of the tallying hall while Kores called on the phone to complain.
“What they are announcing here today regarding the outcome of the nomination exercise held on Tuesday is complete opposite of what exactly happened on the ground,” claimed Mositet.
He claimed that his rival in the senate race for party flag bearer, Philip Mpaayie obtained 6,915 votes in Kajiado Central constituency while he got 8, 000 votes but when the final results were announced at the tallying centre, his opponent was given 17, 346 votes.
“The same thing happened all over the county. There was rigging all over because the number of votes that my opponent received does not match the number of voters who turned up to vote,” claimed Mositet.
He said he will make a major pronouncement on Thursday which will give his supporters a new direction ahead of August 8, general elections.
In the final tallying of the votes, JP county returning officer, Jeremiah ole Ncharo, announced on Wednesday night the results of the governor, senate, women rep and MP aspirants from all the constituencies and declared Mpayaayei as the winner with 62, 067 votes against Mositet’s 52, 022.
Caroline Wamboi was third with 7, 854 votes in the senate race.
In the governor aspirant race category, former Interior CS, Joseph ole Lenku received 88, 105 votes against Kores’ 37, 690 votes while George King’ori trailed them with 4, 159 votes ahead of Moses Parantai’s 3, 055 votes.
The returning officer announced the winner of the JP women representative flag bearer as Janet Teyiaa with 29, 862 votes without detailing what other aspirants got in total and as per each constituency.
Kores claimed the nominations were rigged “from the word go”, adding that looking at the way the announcement were made it left a lot to be desired.
“The results were received on Tuesday night from all the polling centres. How come that no results were released by 8pm on Wednesday night, what were they cooking before releasing them?” asked Kores.
He claimed that the number of votes that were given to Lenku did not reflect the figures on the ground because the turnout was lower than previous nominations.
“I cannot understand how Lenku acquired 18, 456 votes in Kajiado Central where I command a lot of support. They claim that I only got 6, 705 votes there,” said Kores.
Kores said he is aware of what happened and he will make a “big” announcement on Thursday and let his followers know his intentions.