Murang'a governor Irungu Kang'ata now claims that he is among the people President William Ruto has sent to deliver the Kandara Member of Parliament seat to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.
The seat fell vacant following the resignation of its former holder Alice Wahome, who gave it up after being picked by the Head of State to head the Water and Irrigation docket in his government.
On Monday, allies of Ruto, led by Kang'ata, campaigned for UDA candidate Chege Njuguna, with the county chief claiming that Ruto sent him to convince area residents to bring the seat home.
He said that their mission was to ensure that since Kandara was elected via the party's ticket, UDA doesn't lose the seat to any other party. He termed Njuguna a hardworking man who deserves the seat.
"We have been sent by the president to urge you to vote for the UDA candidate to ensure the party retains the seat. We urge you to vote for him so that we can work together as a team," ," he said, as is quoted by The People Daily.
He was accompanied by a host of other leaders from the same county, including area Woman Representative Betty Maina and Maragua parliamentarian Mary Waithira.
Waithira encouraged area voters to vote for Njuguna, terming this the only way they can help Ruto retain the majority number of MPs, which means he will have the final say on what happens in government.
"We urge you to vote for Njuguna because we need him to keep our numbers high and his vote when we are passing a national agenda," she said.
Njuguna drummed up support for himself, terming himself the best man for the job. The mini poll will be held on Thursday.
Content created and supplied by: Curtis-Otieno (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More