September 23rd 2017

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IEBC clears five for Kangundo MP seat, two still to go in race of fireworks

Rose Wambua of Jubilee urged the people of Kangundo to make history since independence by electing a woman. She similarly urged the people not to be blinded by party loyalty, saying voters should elect leaders based on their individual credentials.

By Oscar NdundaThursday, 01 Jun 2017 17:50 EAT

Atanas Ndolo after being cleared.

Five aspirants for Kangundo parliamentary seat have been given the green light to vie for the seat with the incumbent Katatha Maweu set to be cleared on Friday. 

Dr Ancent Kituku, who will be vying as an independent, was the first to be declared whereby he urged residents to vote wisely for a leader who can bring change in Kangundo. He also pledged support for Wiper Party leader Kalonzo Musyoka, whom he hailed as the leader of the Kamba community.

Dr Kituku also urged residents to vote in Dr Alfred Mutua, Machakos County governor, for a second term, saying the governor was the next Kamba leader following in the footsteps of Mr Musyoka. He urged the Kamba community to vote with a mind focused "on the future". 

Second to be cleared was the Jubilee Party candidate Rose Wambua, who urged the people of Kangundo to make history since independence by electing a woman. She similarly urged the people not to be blinded by party loyalty, saying voters should elect leaders based on their individual credentials.

Mr Atanas Ndolo, who is eyeing the seat as an independent, called on his opponents to preach peace and respecting others whereby he pointed out that people should vote for youths and  warned people not to be cheated by money or flamboyant gestures. 

Nathaniel Senga, who is vying on a New Democrats Party, urged his supporters to vote for him so that he reclaims back the old Kangundo which was good in education and farming urging his opponents to campaign peacefully. 

Titus Matiku, who is vying on a Maendeleo Chap Chap ticket, called for calm during the campaign period. Matiku who came second in 2013 vowed to clinch the seat which he narrowly lost. 

The two remaining aspirants are the incumbent MP Katatha Maweu on a Wiper ticket and lawyer Fabian Muli. 

The writer is the news editor of the Kenya Free Press





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