The laws passed by the Joint Parliament Select Commission, co-chaired by Jubilee and NASA coalitions, have led to a free, fair, transparent and non-violent election, Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi has said.
The Bill sought to amend a number of election laws, focussed mainly on registration, identification and transmission of results electronically.
Yesterday, provisional results showed Murungi had won the election with 266,219 votes against incumbent Peter Munya’s (PNU) 216,897 votes.
Murungi, who co-chaired in the select committee, thanked voters for peacefully electing their leaders.
“We had prayers for peaceful campaigns and election. I was amongst the authors of the electoral laws that has allowed people to express their choice of leaders. Despite violence at the beginning of campaigns, defacing of billboards, some residents arrested for certain electoral offences, we had turned to a new page,” he said
Murungi alleged that PNU was hatching to bribe voters yesterday, leading to the arrest of Agriculture executive Janaro Guantai who was found with ID cards.
“My security team arrested him and brought him to my home and I called police officers who are holding him at Nkubu police station,” he said at his Meru town office on Tuesday evening.
“A mob wanted to lynch him, knowing the relationship between me and him in the past.”
The claims were disputed by the county official, who said Murungi’s team kidnapped him, stole from him, ruthlessly beat him and injured him using stun guns.
Guantai also claimed the team planted the ID cards on him so they could accuse him of bribing voters.
Meru Governor Peter Munya also condemned the attack on Guantai.