‘Stop keeping Kenyans in the dark’ – Nyoro urges IEBC
Kiambu Governor James Nyoro has accused the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) of keeping Kenyans in the dark by failing to give daily updates on its preparedness to conduct Tuesday polls.
He urged the Wafula Chebukati-led body to upgrade the level of public communication so as to update Kenyans on the preparations and readiness for the polls.
The governor who is defending his seat on a jubilee ticket says that the same will be a way of displaying impartiality and transparency by the constitutional elections management body.
"We as candidates are not happy with the way the electoral body is relaying information to us and Kenyans in general. It should constantly assure us that everything is in order before the polling day," he said.
He spoke at the Kikuyu Council of Elders and Kiama Kiama cultural group shrine in Ruaka, Kiambaa Sub-county when he was endorsed as the best gubernatorial candidate for the county.
During the event, Nyoro was taken through a rigorous exercise which saw him being fed on raw pepper before being given honey to cool his mouth.
The governor braved the sizzling hot taste of pepper as the administrator who is the association's chief priest explained that the same was to imply that as he seeks to be elected, he would meet with good and bad people.
"Your honour, this is not a punishment but a clear demonstration of how the political arena is. It's not a walk in the park," said the chief priest Kigochi Waimiri.
The governor thanked the elders and prevailed upon them to pray and campaign for him so that he can emerge victorious.
"I know that with your blessings and prayers reinforced by your asking fellow elders to campaign for me, victory will be ours," he said.