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CS Alice Wahome responds to claims of her involvement in her succession politics

Friday, November 25th, 2022 20:04 | By
Water, Sanitation and Irrigation CS Alice Wahome. PHOTO/Courtesy

Immediate former Kandara Member of Parliament (MP) Alice Wahome has finally broken her silence over allegations that she is pushing for a particular candidate to get the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket.

Wahome, who recently took over as Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Water, Sanitation and Irrigation, admitted she has her preferred candidate whom she would like to become the next area representative but said the constituents will decide who will win the seat.

The CS who had toured the area to lead a tree planting exercise, however, did not disclose the name of the candidate but urged the residents to pick a candidate whom she can closely work with to help steer the development agenda.

"The next member of parliament should come from UDA so that he/she can carry on from where I left and go in line with Kenya Kwanza manifesto," she said.

She also refuted claims that she has actively been campaigning for her preferred candidate as other aspirants have claimed.

"There have been claims that I have been engaging in active politics but this is not the case because my position as the cabinet secretary does not allow me to do so," she said.

Wahome, who claims to have the interest of the people of Kandara said she will be monitoring how the new MP will be serving the constituents.

"I look forward towards having a leader who we can work with so that we can complete what I left unfinished," she remarked.

"Whenever you see Julius (a staff in her office) just know that's where I am," Wahome said in regard to her choice of candidate.

Other candidates set to battle for the UDA ticket tomorrow are, Francis Macharia, James Karanja, Stephen Mwaura, Titus Njau, Kelvin Kimani, Njuguna Chege, Raphael Maina, Danson Mwaura, Lucy Nyambura, Andrew Kahenya, Patrick Kibe, James Maina and Evelyn Waithira.

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