September 20th 2017

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Governor Kabogo and his rival Waititu drag witch-craft into their campaigns

Kabogo who lost the nominations and is now running as an independent candidate who was also in attendance criticized Waititu saying that he was conducting politics in church and that the moderator had warned them against doing so.

By Cynthia Gitaucgitau@kenyafreepress.comTuesday, 11 Jul 2017 17:18 EAT

Kiambu Governor William Kabogo at a church service at a past event.

It comes with campaign time. Politicians seek spiritual powers from Witch-doctors in an attempt to win elective seats. But Kiambu gubernatorial candidate on Jubilee ticket, Ferdinand Waititu has been forced to swear on the Bible in a church he has never consulted any witchdoctor when seeking an elective position.

He dismissed claims that he had consulted a witch-doctor during the Jubilee Party nominations when he trounced the incumbent governor William Kabogo. He said he relies on powers from God adding that he is "saved" and would never seek leadership through demonic avenues.

He spoke at AIPCA Thika town church during its official opening in reaction to claims by those he termed as his political detractors who were spreading rumours that he and other Jubilee candidates visited a popular Tanzanian witch-doctor so as to win the elections. He said that he won the nominations garnering 86 per cent of the votes and that he prays and has hope that he will win the elections by 100 per cent by the grace of God.

Kabogo who lost the nominations and is now running as an independent candidate who was also in attendance criticized  Waititu saying that he was conducting politics in church and that the moderator had warned them against doing so. In an interview, Mr Kabogo was quoted claiming that supernatural powers may have influenced his loss to Mr Waititu in the Jubilee nominations.

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