A Jubilee MP was reportedly arrested on Monday, January 30 while allegedly recruiting Ugandans to register as voters ahead of the August Election.
Reports indicate that the Teso South MP Mary Emase evaded arrest after Ugandan police who were acting on a tip off stormed into a compound and surrounded it.
Initially it had been claimed that the MP was aiding Jubilee to register Ugandans for the forthcoming General Election.
The MP had allegedly gathered a crowd at the compound in Mawero, Uganda in a bid to poach them to register as voters in Kenya.
According to The Star, Emase managed to escape after women gave her clothes she used as camouflage although her bodyguard was arrested and locked at Tororo police station
Teso OCPD Paul Odede said he was not aware of the incident while other reports indicated Emase’s official vehicle, was towed and impounded at the station.
“Initial reports we have indicate that the MP’s bodyguard was arrested. Her car was also detained at the station. We don’t know if she was arrested too but she is not at her house,” a senior officer was quoted by The Standard.
The MP’s personal assistant, Lucy Ogutu, declined to divulge any information and hung up on journalists as reported by The Star
The latest development will no doubt raise a political storm considering Cord leader Raila Odinga had claimed Jubilee is using NIS to register Ugandans and Ethiopians for the fourth coming elections
President Uhuru Kenyatta responded to the claims saying that the opposition had already sensed an early defeat and was using untruths to create undue hype.