Parliamentary seat aspirants across Kiambu County have been cleared by the IEBC to vie for the position with their respective parties.
In Juja constituency, George Koimburi, Dorcas Wanjiru, Lucas Mwaura among others were cleared marking the official launch of their campaigns in the area as their supporters flocked the IEBC offices chatting praises onto them.
Speaking after being cleared, Wanjiru who is vying on a Narc-Kenya party ticket said that she is set for her 62 day campaign period which she admits aren’t easy considering the intimidation women aspirants are getting from male aspirants.
She said that most of the youth ask for money which she doesn’t have and thus is forced to thwart some of her campaign meetings due to the chaotic youths who only demand money after they have been ‘bribed’ by other rich aspirants.
She called upon women aspirants to remain strong and stand unmoved since their struggle for leadership will be rewarded by the electorates.
On his part, Koimburi, who is vying on a Farmers’ Party ticket, faulted the incumbent MP Francis Munyua, who was also cleared to defend his seta on a Jubilee party ticket, for using the government officials and machinery in his campaigns.
He said that the MP has been using bursaries and relief food as his campaign items and criticized the area Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) for being dragged into politics. He called upon Juja people not to elect parties as every party is in support of the President’s re-election and rather elect good leaders.
Mwaura, who holds a PNU ticket, stated that he will preach peace across Kiambu County and Kenya at large saying that without peace even the elections and businesses won’t take place.
In Gatundu South, Maendeleo Chap Chap party aspirant Dr. Julius Njenga said that he will lead a peaceful campaign free from chaos and called upon the youths not to be used by ill-intentioned politicians who buy them alcohol and use them to disrupt other people’s meetings.
He called upon the people of Gatundu South to elect a sober minded leader who will represent their views in the National Assembly.
Among those that have been cleared in Gatundu South are Joyce Ngugi (Independent), Kung’u Kibathi (PNU), Dr. Julius Njenga (Maendeleo Chap Chap) and the incumbent Moses Kuria (Jubilee) among others.
In Thika, Alice Ng’ang’a (Jubilee), Eng. Patrick Wainaina (Independent) and George Muritu (Maendeleo Chap chap).
More aspirants are set to be cleared across the county.