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Aspirants embark on plan to keep Jubilee vibrant in Nyandarua

Monday, April 11th, 2022 06:21 | By
Former CS Sicily Kariuki. PHOTO/COURTESY

Jubilee aspirants in Nyandarua have agreed to put up a united campaign that will ensure the party remains dominant in the county.

 Speaking after holding a meeting in Ol Kalou town at the weekend, led by governor aspirant Sicily Kariuki and Senate candidates Simon Kanyingi and John Waiganjo, they pledged to remain united and support those who will win in the Jubilee primaries.

“We want all seats to go to Jubilee because the people of Nyandarua cannot afford to be in the opposition. We know where the government will be and we want to be part of it,” Kariuki said.

 Kariuki called on their opponents to desist from disrespecting President Uhuru Kenyatta when they visit the county for the campaign.

 Kanyingi said the meeting emphasised unity among themselves, saying they were ready to embrace the many options of picking candidates without necessarily holding primaries.

 He said none of them was a preferred candidate “because we are all seeking seats.”  Early last week, Governor Francis Kimemia met some aspirants in Ol Kalou where he was allegedly “endorsed”. He did not attend the weekend meeting.

 “We have agreed that we can use consensus or guided democracy to pick the candidates,” Kanyingi said.

The politicians said  Jubilee is much alive and has over 100 aspirants seeking various seats in Nyandarua. Assembly Leader of Majority Sambigi Mukuria also noted that the county has a chance in the coming elections to end the perennial infighting by electing Ward Reps who value peace.

 “Nyandarua people should now elect leaders who will foster peace since those who have been causing the fights (in the Assembly) have decamped to United Democratic Alliance,” Mukuria, who is also chairman of Nyandarua Jubilee aspirants caucus said.

 Njabini-Kiburu MCA, Kiiru Gachomba stated that the future of Nyandarua and Mt Kenya region remains in Jubilee.

 “We have agreed to hold free and fair nominations and also support those who will win because we need to remain united to face our common enemy,” Gachomba said. Woman Rep aspirant Wanjiku Muhoho held that the strength of Jubilee in the county lies in the aspirants remaining united beyond the primaries.

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