Today the residents of Juja went to the ballot to elect their leader in a highly contested by elections. The Juja parliamentary seat became vacant after MP Francis Waititu succumbed to brain cancer on February 22, 2021 at MP Shah Hospital.
The by election attracted eleven candidates who were going to battle it out in a vote rich constituency with over 114,000 registered voters.
The eleven candidates are as below.
1. Susan Njeri Waititu of Jubilee Party
2. Ndung'u George of Progressive Empowerment Party (PEP)
3. Mwangi Kariuki Chege an Independent candidate
4. Kagera Eunice Wanjiru of The New Democrats (TND)
5. Kariuki Joseph Gichui an Independent candidate
6. Kariuki Rashid Iregi an Independent candidate
7. Marungo James Kariuki an Independent candidate
8. Mburu John Njoroge of People’s Party of Kenya (PPK)
9. Ndung'u Antony Kirori of Maendeleo Chap Chap Party (MCCP)
10. Ndung’u Kennedy Gachuma of National Liberal Party (NLP)
11. Zulu Julius Thiong'o an Independent candidate
During today's by election, several incidents were reported especially from the side of UDA who were complaining of harassment from officers. This was revealed by Dennis Itumbi and member of Parliament Irungu Kang'ata. The two were accusing the officers who were baiting attempt to stealing of votes.
Dennis Itumbi, "Attempt to Steal ELECTIONS at JKUAT DEB - Gun totting Police Officers manage to sneak pre-marked ballots in two Polling Stations (Streams), Juja Residents secure TEN Stations."
Irungu on his side said that the police had started to intimidate them by firing
Irungu Kang'ata, "They have started shooting at JKUAT..Juja. we need help."
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