Inua Mama-Jenga taifa initiative has accused the ODM Party of instigating violence and fear to win the just concluded Kibra by elections.
The Mps while speaking in Webuye town, Bungoma County accused ODM of thriving in violence in every election they participate.
They blamed ODM legislators for instigating and perpetrating violence meted on Jubilee Mps in Kibra including Didmus Barasa(Kimilili)Oscar Sudi(Kapseret) and former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale in just concluded by election.
Led by their chair Alice Wahome(Kandara)the women congratulated Imran Okoth (ODM) for winning and Jubilee Candidate Macdonald Mariga among others who participated.
“The Jubilee candidate did a superb job considering it is his first time to participate in an election, under very severe and violent circumstances, and therefore we want to condemn the violence that was experienced throughout the day and even before day of election, “said Wahome
She singled out ODM MPs Junet Mohhamed (Suba) and Simba Arati (Dagoretti North) of orchestrating violence and leading criminal gangs involved in the attacks.
“We saw one Arati, Junet and others leading big teams of over 100 young men and goons on motor bikes and I think that is not acceptable especially driving upto the polling stations,noted Wahome.
The Kandara Mp said Jubilee campaign team led by Deputy President William Ruto had shown how to practice politics in a mature way
“Indeed we want to congratulate Mariga for the early concession, he conceded fairly early and that is the good example we want to encourage and keep, I think ODM are not used to conceding, “she added
Wahome said what was witnessed in Kibra is an indication that the handshake has not addressed the issue of nonviolent elections.
“What we saw yesterday has actually told us that the handshake has not actually addressed the issue of violence during elections.
She further congratulated the entire Jubilee team saying they made a significant mark in Kibra for first time.
“We have actually entered ‘babas’ bedroom and we have no apology, I think it is not over, we are coming back,”added Wahome.
Liza Chelule (Nakuru Mp) congratulated Mariga noting that the 11,230 he attained in the by election was very significant for a new comer in politics
She noted that majority of women could not turn up to vote due to fear instilled among the local residents.
Chelule observed the country politics were coming of age but harshly criticized the ODM duo of Junet and Simba for causing mayhem in an election she said was supposed to portray the democratic maturity.
“We tested the waters in Kibra as Jubilee and we saw we have people there, said Joyce Korir
Shollei said she was in tear over the death of Pan Paper and Nzoia sugar factories which are economic backbone of the area.
“If the growing of Miraa is boosted through Government funds why should the same not be done to factories in this region,”asked Sholei.
The host Mp Catherine Wambilianga(Bungoma) noted that the Jubilee Party had portrayed democratic maturity after conducting peaceful elections.
She donated cheques to women and youth groups in the area,sufurias,bicycles,wheeelchairs ,water tanks,gas cylinders and iron sheets.
Other Mps present were Jane Kihara (Naivasha), Joyce Gladys Shollei(Uasin Gishu)Charity Kathambi (Njoro), Faith Gitau (Nyandarua) Catherine Wambilianga (Bungoma) and Nasri Ibrahim (nominated)
Others who spoke were Joyce Korir(Bomet),Janet Sitienei(Turbo) Beatrice Nkatha (Tharaka Nithi),Lydia Haika (Taita-Taveta),Iman Falhada(nominated).
The meetings were also addressed by Liza Chelule (Nakuru), Halima Muceke (nominated MP), Rehema Hassan (TanaRiver), Mary Seneta (nominated), Beatrice Kones(Bomet East) and Christine Zawadi (nominated),Florence Jematia (East Africa Legislative Assembly,Florence Bole (Kericho) Rehema Jaldesa (Isiolo), Anab Gure (Garissa),