Kiambu: Government officers deny favouring Jubilee aspirants
The Juja administration in Kiambu County has denied accusations of favouring Jubilee aspirants in the ongoing campaigns and issuing food rations on their behalf.
Area Deputy County Commission (DCC) Charles Muriithi dismissed the claims by some of the candidates that administrators were biased as false and malicious.
During a sub-county peace conference at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), some participants pointed an accusing finger at government officials for using public resources in support of Jubilee aspirants.
The meeting was chaired by Muriithi and attended by constituency returning officer Mary Ndung'u, parliamentary aspirants Prof Joseph Ng'ang'a 'Mustard' (Independent), Aloise Kinyanjui (Jubilee), and Dorcas Chege (Tujibebe) also heard complaints of vandalism of campaign materials and misuse of social media to discredit opponents.
Incumbent MP George Koimburi (UDA) who was not present but sent a representative was accused of using the NG-CDF kitty to wow voters. The meeting was also attended by aspirants for the five wards.
Muriithi dismissed allegations of bias in the issuance of food relief or recruitment of Kazi Kwa Vijana jobs as baseless and defended his office from any malpractices.
"We do not favour anyone in the electioneering process and all candidates have a fair chance to sell their agenda to the electorate within the confines of the law," said the DCC.
Kinyanjui, Ms. Chege and Prof Ng'ang'a accused some of their opponents of using goons to destroy campaign posters and billboards and asked security agencies to take action.
The RO told the aspirants to adhere to the stipulated campaign programs and abstain from maligning each other in public or on social platforms.