KAMBWILI called me a thief and a foreigner from North Western province, that is why I lost the Roan parliamentary seat, Andrew Kayekese told the Ndola High Court on Tuesday.
This is in a matter where Kayekese, the Roan constituency UPND losing candidate has petitioned the election of Chishimba Kambwili.
Kayekese is demanding that the court nullifies the election of Kambwili because of electoral mal-practices and tribal sentiments.
He further told the court that Kambwili abused his position as minister to which he (petitioner) was disadvantaged.
The case is before Ndola High Court Judge Charles Chanda.
When the matter came up for continued cross examination by the respondents defence lawyer Tutwa Ngulube on Tuesday, Kayekese maintained that the election was not free and fair.
” Every meeting that he conducted, he scandalized my name. In his meetings, he called me a thief, I stole K1 billion and that am from North Western province. So I don’t know if it is sin to come from North Western province,” Kayekese said.
” He told people that I come from North Western, so they should not vote for me. The language he used to scandalize me influenced the voters. I did not accept the results that Dr Kambwili is elected Roan MP. I still insist the elections were not free and fair.”
He said the playing ground was not free and fair because of the language that was used by Kambwili.
Asked if he does not come from North Western province, Kayekese said he was prude to come from the region.
” What is wrong with me coming from north western? The language that am a foreigner from north western disadvantaged me. The language was very bad on me and the UPND including our president (Hakainde Hichilema).”
” In terms of Roan Constituency, he won because of the hurt language and the use of government funds. I was very popular in Roan and am still. Every one knows me in Roan,” he said.