By Robert Kiplagat
A former member of Narok county assembly has accused his successor of using witchcraft to unseat him in the August elections. Former Olposimoru MCA Wilson Masikonde, of Jubilee, has filed a petition seeking to overturn the victory of Kikaet Kuyo of ODM.
Masikonde, who was the county assembly majority leader, claims that on the last day of the campaigns on August 4, Kuyo sought the services of four wizards who slaughtered a colobus monkey and spread its intestines in four key polling stations to confuse his supporters.
He cited Olposimoru, Olemeisi, Shabaltarakwa, and Kamurar as the polling stations where the said witchcraft rituals were performed. “They tied the skin of the monkey on his (Kuyo’s) waist after which he started greeting and hugging voters. Mysteriously, all the voters who got in contact with him voted in his favour.
The plan was to confuse voters,” Masikonde said in a petition in which he has enjoined the IEBC constituency returning officer, Mark Lempaka. Ardent supporters The petitioner said he was shocked when one of his ardent supporters disowned him and supported Kuyo.
Masikonde, who served for more than 20 years as a councillor before being elected as MCA, said as a result of the ‘juju’, he mysteriously lost all contacts in his phone book and was unable to contact his agents. “I woke up in the morning of August 4 only to realise my phone’s contact list was blank.
As a result, I was unable to respond to urgent calls or get in touch with my supporters and agents,” he said in his affidavit. He claimed the ‘spell’ also affected his supporters, claiming a lorry that was ferrying several of them mysteriously overturned, injuring seven people, some of whom were admitted to hospital.