Ex Sports Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa has found himself on the spot after he was on Thursday filmed slapping an IEBC official in charge of the Matungu parliamentary by- election.
According to a video making rounds in the internet, Echesa is heard in a heated argument with Mr. Peter Okura who is a polling clerk at Bulonga polling station.
He accused Mr. Okura of throwing UDA agents out of the voting room.
“You were told by who? Our agents are outside the polling centre. You cannot keep our agents outside. Why are you chasing them outside?” Echesa shouted before slapping the official.
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However, Mr. Okura explained that the agents were blocked from accessing the polling room because they had no face masks.
Candidates in the by election include David Were (ODM), Alex Lunya (UDA) and Peter Nabulindo (ANC) as well as independent candidates Eugune Ambwere and Christabel Murunga.
Meanwhile, other by- elections for the day include battle for Kabuchai Sub County, London and Kiamokama Wards.