Museveni has been charged by the high court for allegedly voting twice in the recently concluded General Election. A Kenyan man whose parents decided to name him after the Uganda’s President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has been convicted for engaging in Elections malpractice during the Kenyan General Elections in August this year.
Matthew Humphrey Museveni’s hand was found to have been marked after he voted for the second time after realizing that he was not identified by the Kenya Integrated Electoral Management System (KIEMS) after voting for the first time.
After this “Museveni” returning to the polling station, he insisted that he must vote, saying it is his constitutional right to do so. He was asked to wait but he insisted by going to the clerks who gave him a ballot paper and he voted his candidate.
The officer who was in charge of applying the ink on voters’ fingers noticed the accused already had the mark and notified the Authorities. That is where he was netted from and taken to a police cell to be detained.
Museveni has been charged with voting more than once in the August 8 General Election. Abraham Mukunga, who was the presiding officer at Mukhonje Primary School, Matungu sub-county, told the court that Matthew Humphrey Museveni’s hand was found to have been marked was found after he voted for the second time.
Mr. Wafula told Chief Magistrate Bildad Ochieng’ that Museveni voted in the morning without being identified by the Kenya Integrated Electoral Management System (KIEMS) and returned in the afternoon to vote again. “The accused came to the station but the KIEMS device could not identify him.