The Third Way Alliance Party has cried foul in the concluded Ugenya parliamentary by-election, terming it fraudulent and unfair.
The party was one of the blocs that participated in the race and was being represented by Brian Omondi who, however, managed to garner only 27 of the over 33,000 votes cast.
But the party is now claiming that the exercise was marred with cases of rigging, claiming that one of the candidates forged the party letterhead and used it for the purpose.
In a statement after the exercise, Third Way Alliance Secretary General Frederick Okango claims that the person also authored a letter which was used to allow agents into polling stations, alongside the oath of secrecy.
“There are many people in the polling stations purporting to be our agents. This is fake. Our letterhead has been forged and is being used fraudulently to rig the elections,” reads the statement in part as was seen by the Standard.
Movement for Democracy and Growth (MDG) candidate carried the day after garnering 18, 730 votes, beating immediate former MP Chris Karan of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) with 14, 705.
Another candidate, Daniel Juma also lost, with both Omondi and Juma now threatening to file a fresh petition.