August 9

Gatundu North residents are not dogs – Wanjiku Kibe scoffs at Kururia

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2022 09:21 | By
Gatundu North MP Wanjiku Kibe
Gatundu North MP Wanjiku Kibe. PHOTO/Wanjiku Kibe/Facebook

Campaigns continue to heat up in the Gatundu North constituency as the August 9th general elections enter the final lap.

The race has attracted 17 candidates among them 16 male contestants and one female candidate. The competitive race has seen the parliamentary hopefuls exchange salvos in public.

But the heated campaign is taking a new dimension after Elijah Njoroge Kururia publicly insulted a voter.

Kururia, who had been cornered by Mwangi Kuria over his alleged hand in the loss of money meant for the establishment of a public grave in Ruiru where he has been serving as MCA, literally called the voter a dog.

In a Facebook tiff that has since been condemned by other candidates, Kururia insulted the voter and called him off from infiltrating his campaigns.

"Let him return the money meant for a public grave," the voter said before Kururia responded in the post "mbwa" (dog).

His competitors led by incumbent MP Wanjiku Kibe however accused Kururia of doing immature politics.

While terming his candidature as sponsored, Kibe, the ruling Jubilee Party candidate upheld that Gatundu North residents are not dogs.

"Those sponsoring this young man should know the people of Gatundu North are not dogs," said Kibe.

Others in the race are former MPs Clement Kung'u Waibara and Francis Kigo Njenga, youthful aspirants Paul Mugo, Mathew Mukuha, John Mariga among others.

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