Wiper warns aspirants on malpractices ahead of party primaries

Former Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar addressing journalists at his offices in Mombasa. FILE/PHOTO.

Mombasa,KENYA:Wiper Democratic Movement Secretary General Hassan Omar who is also the senator of Mombasa County has given stern warning to his party’s political aspirants who will involve themselves in malpractices such as chaos during Tuesday’s party nominations in the coastal region of the country.

Speaking during press briefing in Mombasa, Omar said Wiper party political aspirants eyeing for elective positions in Kilifi, Mombasa and Taita Taveta counties should be displined and maintain peace during the nomination process.

“We are have aspirants for almost all the key positions in WIPER, and we are having nominations in 22 out of the 30 wards in Mombasa County and this for me is an assurance from National election board and the party”. He said.

He warned that the disciplinary measures would be followed to the letter for aspirants who violate code of conduct. “We  as the party we are not going to impose any fine to anybody, any evidence of violence will lead to automatic disqualification and we shall gladly hand you over to the police for the full force of law”.

He added that, “I think its important for this country to put to an end political thuggery  its not right, its not proper that  people organize youth who kill each other, who destroy property, who creates hatred in the political atmosphere of the country”.

On security matters, senator Omar assured WIPER supporters that security has been beefed up in all tallying and political centers where preliminary nominations will be conducted.

“I had meeting with Mombasa County commissioner and the OCPD’s of various police divisions have committed to  the party that will  they will offer all security necessary to ensure that all the polling stations including the tallying centers are secured. I want to reassure our members that there is no cause for alarm.” Said, the Senator.

He added that the nomination process will be free, fair and transparent adding that any aspirant who will be not be contented with the nomination outcome could present their complains to  the National Appeal Tribunal.

“If an aspirant is aggrieved with an outcome of the nomination, they have an avenue or opportunity to take it to tribunal appeal board, I think that itself is a guarantee of part of the fairness that any process much have”. He finally said.

Wiper Democratic Movement aspirants in Lamu, Kwale and Tana River countries have gone un-oppossed thus the nomination exercise will not be carried out in those counties.