Clergy urges voters in Kiambaa, Muguga by-elections to vote in peace

A section of the clergy has Monday urged voters in Kiambaa and Muguga wards to exercise their democratic rights in a peaceful manner as campaigns come to a close.

This is as the Jubilee caravans did their final lap through Cianda, Muchatha, Banana and Ruaka where Kariri Njama (Jubliee candidate) urged voters to turn up in large numbers on Thursday and vote for him.

He was flanked by the Leader of Majority Amos Kimunya, Kieni MP Kanini Kega and Murang’a Women Representative Sabina Chege.

On the other hand, caravans from United Democratic Alliance Party traversed through Sahara West in Ruaka in the afternoon where MPs allied to the new outfit woed the voters to vote in Njuguna Wanjiku saying he’s the best suited youthful leader who can transform and bring change in Kiambaa.

Others in the race are Willie Mbugua (Independent), David Mugo (Independent), Isaac Karomo (Federal Party of Kenya), Lucy Wanjiru (Party of National Unity), Evans Gichia (People’s Party of Kenya) and Richard Njoroge (The New Democrats).

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chair Wafula Chebukati Saturday, 10th July, toured Kiambaa Constituency for the final preparation of this week’s mini polls in Kiambaa constituency and Muguga ward.

Chebukati reassured the Kiambaa locals that IEBC was well prepared to deliver a free, fair and credible by-election that will respect the choice of the voters through the ballot box.

He also spelt a tough warning to the Kiambaa candidates to desist from engaging in possible electoral multi-practices that might involve rigging elections, bribing voters and disrupting the electoral processes.

Over the weekend was a beehive of activities as both parties crisscrossed the vast constituency in a bid to seek support from voters.

The exercise has narrowed down to a two-horse race pitting Jubilee’s Kariri Njama and UDA’s candidate Njuguna Wanjiku.

Jubilee, the ruling party is fighting to reclaim the position that was previously held by Paul Koinange who succumbed to Covid-19 in March this year.

Only accredited people will have access to the polling and tallying centre.


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