I have not en­dorsed any can­di­dates to vie for par­lia­men­tary seats in Ki­ambu, says Kabogo

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

Ki­ambu Gov­er­nor Wil­liam Kabogo has de­nied claims by some lead­ers he has en­dorsed can­di­dates to vie for MP seats. Speak­ing in Ki­ambu town on Mon­day, he said he has not en­dorsed any­one and any can­di­date is free to run on any ticket, in­clud­ing the Ju­bilee Party. Kabogo said those spread­ing the pro­pa­ganda are after per­sonal in­ter­ests. He said they are cre­at­ing en­mity be­tween the peo­ple and Ki­ambu lead­ers. “I do not have any pre­ferred can­di­date and who­ever is seek­ing to be elected, let him ask votes from the peo­ple,” he said. Kabogo reaf­firmed his sup­port for Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta and Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto. He said they are the only can­di­dates he has en­dorsed. The gov­er­nor said he is con­fi­dent he will re­tain his seat. Kabogo is ex­pected to face strong op­po­si­tion from Ka­bete MP Fer­di­nand Waititu. They have been em­broled court bat­tles over Waititu’s aca­demic qual­i­fi­ca­tions. Some lead­ers said Kabogo has en­dorsed Mor­ris Mburu for Thika Town MP, while oth­ers said he has en­dorsed in­cum­bent Alice Ng’ang’a. This aimed to cause ri­valry be­tween the gov­er­nor and as­pi­rants.

/HEZRON NJOROGE

Ki­ambu Gov­er­nor Wil­liam Kabogo after meet­ing a Se­nate com­mit­tee on March 17

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