Kaberamaido Woman MP Candidate's Campaign Suspended

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The decision was reached after Pauline Agayo showed suspicious character, including failing to speak at rallies.

Unusual behavior of one of the candidates vying for the Kaberamaido woman MP NRM ticket has forced the party administrator Peter Ekadu to suspend joint campaigns. The decision was reached after one of the candidates Pauline Agayo failed to speak at several rallies. 

On Tuesday, Agayo failed to speak minutes after she took to the podium at Abirabira and Okapel sub-counties prompting her campaign manager Abib Osoto to pull her down. According to Osoto, Agayo only managed to great voters at Okapel sub-county and remained silent for close to ten minutes. 

She says the candidates also exhibited unusual behaviour when she claimed that she was seeing someone ahead of them whom they were about to knock. She then insisted she be allowed to drive, which her campaign team declined. 

According to Osoto, when they reached Kaberamaido town council where the men's rally was taking place, Agayo was welcomed to the venue but she refused to sit and attempted to grab a microphone from one of the candidate in vain.

One of the candidates climbed the podium and convinced Agayo to step down. After the rally, Agayo occupied the driver's seat and refused to move away for one and half hours. It took  the intervention of of Kaberamaido RDC Jimmy Ebil and Assistant District Health Officer Dr. Godfrey Balengera to convince her to leave the driver's seat. 

They later accompanied her to Kaberamaido Health center IV, where she received emergency treatment. Dr. Balengera who treated Agayo declined to comment. Pastor Charles Eligu of Pentecostal Upright Ministries in the area attributes the problem to witchcraft saying Agayo needs prayers. 

Agayo's brother Samuel Ongaria says he isn't aware of any illness affecting his sister. 
According to Ongaria, Agayo has been speaking normally and addressing people until the recent events. Agayo is contesting against seven other candidates.