A Gatundu North hopeful Member of Parliament Ann Wanjiku Kibe has decried intimidation from rival aspirants.
The complaint follows a sequence of abuse exchange between supporters of Wanjiku Kibe and the former Chief of Staff in Kiambu county Dominic Gicheru on social media forums. Gicheru who is aspiring for a similar position had allegedly sparked statements deemed as hate speech and one that degraded women in politics thereby generating unease.
However speaking from Kanyoni on Wednesday evening, Wanjiku called on authorities to probe communication of hopefuls using hired goons to stage havoc among electorates.
‘No amount of intimidation will pull me back; Gatundu North electorates have decided that even if the haters continue painting my name on the wrong, they will vote me in. It’s wrong because women are empowered and have similar rights of contesting for position equal to men. Let us stop abusing one another but rather hold peaceful elections because political fights will end but Gatundu North will remain,’ she added.
Wanjiku lauded the rejection of smart cards that were allegedly said would be used in conduction of Jubilee primaries. She said that use of other means in the nominations provided an equal battle ground for all noting that not all hopefuls were able to purchase the cards for their supporters on time.
‘Am happy because the preliminary report from IEBC said smart cards will not be used in conduction of Jubilee primaries; we are thereby hopeful that the polls will be free, fair and the results will present Wanjikus wish. I however urge party election officials to ensure that votes will be counted from the polling stations unlike the ongoing romours that votes will be counted from party headquarters,’ she pleaded.