(CAS Beatrice Elachi).
“I was stubborn. I will be very honest on this show. I remember my deputy president telling me that I was a Kikuyu and I was not going to win the seat,” Elachi revealed.
Deputy President William Ruto.
She went further to state that some party officials decided to support other candidates, adding that they decided to field a candidate to vie against her.
“I told him that I was a Luhya and I was going for the seat. And so for them, they never wanted to invest in me. Nobody invested because they told me that was a seat we were going to lose,” she added.
The CAS further added that some Jubilee party officials went further to frustrate her candidature, noting that her win was challenged at the party’s tribunal.
“I got 13000 votes and he got 1000 votes. After that, I was taken to the tribunal. I went to the tribunal for one week because I was not a real candidate,” Elachi stated.
The former Nairobi county speaker also revealed how the party secretariat influenced the 2017 party primaries, adding that there were preferred candidates.
“As jubilee, we did not have a party register and that is why we used the IEBC register. That was the nightmare of every aspirant, especially in Mt. Kenya,” she stated.
“The same secretariat decided to start hiding the booklets, because, what they were supposed to do, did not happen. They decided to call the process a shamble so they can repeat it and get the results they wanted,” Elachi claimed.
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