Cecily Mbarire threatens to withdraw from UDA primaries
Embu gubernatorial aspirant Cecily Mbarire has threatened not to participate in the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party primaries set for tomorrow.
Speaking to the press in Embu town, Mbarire insisted that she will only take part in the nomination exercise if the party assures fairness.
Mbarire said that her issues with credibility of the nominations come after gathering reports that some leaders were planning to rig elections and causing chaos during the process.
Following the reports, the governor hopeful called on Embu residents to ensure that they don't take part in the alleged planned disruptions.
"As a candidate, what I am advocating for is a free and fair nomination and that is the same thing I have told my party. I will not take part in the exercise if it's not free and fair," Mbarire said.
While expressing her confidence that she will win the party ticket, Mbarire also urged members of the public to come out in large numbers and participate in tomorrow's nominations to enable UDA to have strong candidates who will compete with their competitors in the Azimio-One Kenya Coalition.
"I'm very sure that I will clinch the ticket and bring victory to the UDA party," Mbarire said.
Mbarire is set to compete for the UDA party ticket with Manyatta Member of Parliament John Muchiri.
Elsewhere, Mbeere South MP Geoffrey King'ang'i who is also seeking the UDA ticket to defend his seat claimed that the government is trying to use state machinery to manipulate the nomination process.