Bishop Wanjiru charged with malicious damage, creating disturbance at Jubilee polls

Former Starehe MP Margaret WANJIRU at Milimani law court on Thursday, April  27. COLLINS KWEYU

Governor aspirant Margret Wanjiru was on Thursday charged with two counts of malicious damage to property and creating a disturbance.

She appeared before chief magistrate Francis Andayi following an incident during Wednesday’s Jubilee primaries in Nairobi.

The aspirant was accused that on April 26, 2017, at City market polling station, she unlawfully and willfully with others who were not before court destroyed 4 ballot boxes.

She was also accused of destroying assorted ballot papers, all valued at Sh30,000, which is the property of Jubilee Party.

On the creating a disturbance charge, the court was told that aspirant forcefully stormed the jubilee polling station and disrupted nominations.

Wanjiru denied the charges.

The court is expected to make a ruling on her bail application this afternoon after the prosecution objected to her release.

The DPP, through Kemo Alloyce, told the court that if Wanjiru is freed on bail, she may intimidate or interfere with crucial prosecution witnesses.

Bishop Wanjiru was arrested on Wednesday after primaries at the City Park polling centre were disrupted.


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  1. LWK says

    Really, how can a woman (and a Bishop no less) destroy property when so many are supposed to be guarding these things? Was there outside polling going on? If so, why? Where were the guards? I thought that the government is supposed to protect polling places and Wananchi? This seems a bit far-fetched given that surely there were plenty who could stop such an episode from causing destruction of any kind. Where were the police? I mean really?! This is the second eipisode of someone trying to get into a place where polling materials are stored. The other was Waititu in Kiambu. Anyway, isn’t anyone protecting this stuff and Wananchi? How is it that a man (Waititu) could not get past police but a woman can? This doesn’t make any sense, whatsoever, logically. This is really weird.

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