Former Ugenya MP Chris Karan has finally opened up on his defeat in Friday's by-elections, claiming that his defeat was engineered from some known quarters.

The former Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) candidate lost to his predecessor David Ochieng of the Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG).

But he is now saying that his loss emanated from the heavy deployment of police in the constituency and is directly pointing at Police Spokesman Charles Owino for engineering the same.

He claims that Owino who also hails from the region deployed excess police in his West and North Ugenya and Ukwala strongholds, consequently intimidating voters.

"We had taken over Ugenya until the last day when security forces were brought from other counties to come and camp in Ugenya," he told the Nation.

He added that the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) was also partisan, which also fuelled his embarrassing loss in the hands of Ochieng.

"The IEBC was equally partisan and in some polling stations, ODM agents were ejected and did not witness the counting of votes,” he added.

However, in his defence, the police spokesman said that he was never involved in the job of police deployment, and has not been in the area for months.

"That was not my role. In fact, I kept off my home place for the past four months during campaigns and only returned last Saturday after voting,” he said.

Ochieng garnered 18, 730 votes against Karan's 14, 507.