Don’t drag Uhuru’s name into ‘other peo­ple’s cam­paigns’

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties | Central -

Po­lit­i­cal an­a­lyst Ngun­jiri Wam­bugu has told women par­lia­men­tar­i­ans not to drag Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta’s name into Ny­eri Town MP Es­ther Mu­rugi’s re­elec­tion bid.

Wam­bugu is vy­ing for Ny­eri Town MP. He ac­cused Nairobi woman repsen­ta­tive Rachael Shebesh, Na­tional As­sem­bly Deputy Speaker Joyce La­boso and nom­i­nated Sen­a­tor Beatrice Elachi of hood­wink­ing the con­stituents that they were sent by Uhuru to drum up sup­port for Mu­rugi.

The MPs, who were among 10 women par­lia­men­tar­i­ans, were in Ny­eri town on Fri­day to cam­paign for Mu­rugi’s re­elec­tion.

Wam­bugu said Uhuru and Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto have on sev­eral oc­ca­sions said they have no pre­ferred can­di­dates in Jubilee. “The ut­ter­ances by some mem­bers of the pres­i­den­tial team in Ny­eri show the in­her­ent dan­ger that ex­ists from the Pres­i­den­tial Cam­paign Team, if they are not care­ful. Their work is to cam­paign for the Pres­i­dent, not for them­selves or select can­di­dates,” he said.

The women par­lia­men­tar­i­ans from the Jubilee Party also urged Cord gov­er­nors im­pli­cated in cor­rup­tion to re­sign and clear their names.

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