Two Ki­ambu hope­fuls call for fair JP nom­i­na­tions

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Central -

Two hope­fuls from Ki­ambu have urged the Ju­bilee Party to en­sure a level play­ing field dur­ing nom­i­na­tions. Gov­er­nor as­pi­rant David Ngari (Gakuyo) and Thika Town par­lia­men­tary hope­ful Patrick Wainaina said ap­point­ing sit­ting leg­is­la­tors and gov­er­nors to the na­tional cam­paign team may give them an un­fair ad­van­tage. They spoke dur­ing a haram­bee for AIPCA Thika on Sun­day.

The two said the cam­paign should be man­aged by non-as­pi­rants. Rev Ngari, bishop of Cal­vary Cho­sen Cen­tre, will run for Ki­ambu gov­er­nor against Wil­liam Kabogo. Wainaina, a Thika busi­ness­man pop­u­larly known as ‘Jun­glenut’, will seek to un­seat MP Alice Ng’ang’a. They said they will move to Ju­bilee-friendly par­ties if there are in­di­ca­tions the nom­i­na­tions will be un­fair.

But Ng’ang’a, a mem­ber of the na­tional sec­re­tariat ap­pointed to spear­head Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta’s cam­paigns, said the team has noth­ing to do with lo­cal cam­paigns. “Peo­ple should not panic be­cause none of us is in a po­si­tion to in­flu­ence the out­come of the Ju­bilee nom­i­na­tions as the ex­er­cise will be con­ducted by the IEBC,” she said.

/JAMES WAINAINA

Rev David Ngari of Gakuyo Real Es­tates and Ekeza Sacco

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