Majority leader Aden Duale is in trouble after a secret recording leaked online.
In the tape which was recording at an unknown time, Duale is believed to be addressing select members of the Somali community.
The man thought to be Duale is heard urging the rest to evict members of the Kamba community from Garissa, going as far as promising to sponsor the entire exercise and bail out anyone who will be arrested in the process.
He is heard telling the group to station 5 men at all polling stations to ensure ‘anyone they don’t recognize’ is not allowed to register as a voter.
“Kambas, start with them today. You are residents. Tell them to build their houses but they should not dare bring their Wiper politics here,
”Warn them that they will not cross the Tana bridge into Garissa on voting day. We will be waiting for them. 15 to 16 voter registration starts. I want you to mobilize youth to every polling station. I will not allow any matatu ferrying people you don’t know to register as voters,” the man rumoured to be Duale says.
“We own this town, not outsiders. Mobilize five to six youth to every polling station day and night. I will pay for their needs and protect them,
“I have warned the area chief against allowing those matatus ferrying them. You will be assisted by law enforcement authority to chase them away as I have instructed.
“We will have a sit down with the county commander na watu wa CID wajuane (they can know each other). You should stand strong and fearless at all wards and if you are arrested for violence, you will be released. I will pay your bills and other costs,” he continues.
The source of the clip that has been making rounds on social media is unknown.
Duale has come out on Twitter to claim that the clip is ‘fake’. This was his tweet on Thursday night.
An audio clip in circulation online is fake & crude propaganda. It's the work of a bygone era politician attempting to cook fake news.
— Hon. Aden Duale (@HonAdenDuale) January 5, 2017