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Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017 12:45 EAT
The Muslim community in Machakos County has pledged to support Senator Johnstone Muthama’s estranged Wife, Agnes Kavindu for the Women representative seat.
Secretary General for Muslim Association, Sheikh Said Abdalla said about 70,000 registered voters in the county had been scouting for leaders who will bring change and address their needs and had narrowed down to individual aspirants, including Ms Muthama.
In a closed door meeting that was attended by officials from all Muslim unions, Imams and other officials, the leaders pledged they will support Ms Muthama’s candidature for the Women Representative seat in the August 8 general election.
“After a careful consideration and vigorous vetting of all aspirants who have expressed interest in this seat, we have anonymously agreed to throw our support behind Agnes and by prayers and deeds, we are sure she will emerge victorious,” said Abdalla.
The prelate said time had come for all Machakos residents to weed out visionless leaders who do not prioritize interests of the ordinary citizens. “We are calling on all residents-Muslims, Christians and all other religions to carefully evaluate the conduct and potential of all aspirants seeking elective positions and vote in those with innovative ideas of transforming livelihoods of citizens,” he said.
On her side Ms Muthama said she was ready to serve all the residents of Machakos County with utmost respect and equity irrespective of their religious or social orientation.
“I am ready to offer Godly leadership to all people no matter their religious faith and ensure persons with special needs are granted priority through affirmative action,” she said.