August 9

My life is in danger – MP Wanjiku Kibe claims male opponents trailing her

Friday, July 8th, 2022 14:20 | By
Gatundu North MP Wanjiku Kibe
Gatundu North MP Wanjiku Kibe. PHOTO/Wanjiku Kibe/Facebook

Gatundu North Member of Parliament Wanjiku Kibe now says her life is in danger after it emerged that two of her male opponents have been following her in all her political events in the constituency.

Kibe, who is contesting for the seat against 16 male candidates, claims that two of her opponents have been attending all her events where they insult and incite people against her contrary to the code of conduct they signed with the IEBC after clearance.

This, she said, could result in possible violence.

The legislator asked relevant bodies to enhance her security ahead of the August polls.

“I will make a formal complaint over this matter by recording a statement at Kamwangi police station so the matter can be addressed,” the MP said.

Speaking to K24 Digital, the first-time MP reiterated that all women aspirants in the country must be guarded against men who have been belittling and intimidating them.

“The government has been doing a lot in protecting women but this must be seen happening to those seeking elective positions who have been facing threats from men,” she added.

MP Wanjiku Kibe slams opponents

She took issue with her opponents for failing to provide alternative solutions to challenges facing the constituency but instead opted to use her as their fodder during campaigns.

“My challengers have nothing to offer save for saying all manner of things against me. Some have been in leadership before but they failed to deliver while some are still serving at the county assembly of Kiambu but have left voters even in their villages without key developments such as water,” she regretted.

Kibe is fighting to recapture her position against former MPs Kung’u Waibara, Francis Kigo Njenga, new entrants Mathew Mwangi Mukuha, Paul Mugo, Professor Ndung’u Ikenye, Mumu Gatarwa, Elijah Njoroge among others.

The former Mediamax Networks Ltd journalist made history in 2017 when she floored six male contestants to win the parliamentary seat.

She garnered 39,447 votes against Waibara’s 9,314 while Kigo followed with 8,124 votes.

Other candidates, among them, former Kiambu County chief of staff Dominic Gicheru, who ran on an independent ticket, managed 1999 votes, Patrick Karigi followed with 545 votes while John Njenga, an independent candidate got 78 votes.

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