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