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Kiambu UDA nomination ‘losers’ vow to clinch 30 per cent of all positions in August polls

Friday, April 22nd, 2022 13:05 | By
Thika Town MP Patrick Wainaina. PHOTO/Courtesy

Disgruntled Kiambu County aspirants who were allegedly rigged out in the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) primaries last week have vowed to work together in a bid to defeat their opponents in the August 9 polls.

The tens of aspirants vying for various elective positions swore to run on independent tickets with the hope of clinching at least 30 per cent of both national assemblies, and county assembly positions.

Under the umbrella of Independent Candidates Caucus of Kenya, the governor, women representative, parliamentary and MCA aspirants promised to wear brave faces as they contend against party flag bearers in the hotly contested polls.

Speaking after they held their first meeting in Kiambu, the over 300 aspirants led by Patrick Wainaina alias Jungle who claims to have been rigged out in favour of senator Kimani Wamatangi upheld that the party nomination exercises were unfair and had predetermined outcomes.

“After we were thrown out using backdoors despite having raised alarm over nomination malpractices, we are back and are ready to meet with those who benefited in the scheme to have us ejected in August. We are sure of winning because we believe we are the choice of our voters. We were rigged out because of our strength and capabilities but Wanjiku, the voter, has not lost it all,” Jungle said..

They urged voters to avoid voting on party euphoria patterns and instead screen leaders and only give them positions of power based on their track record.

Terming themselves as liberators, the aspirants said they will embrace independence of thoughts in their operations to better serve the electorates.

Gospel star Loise Kim who upheld that she was rigged out by UDA officials in favour of counsellor Anne Wamuratha in the woman representative position said she has healed and was ready to battle it out with other contestants come August 9.

“Those of us who were misused, we have united and all of us will be on the ballot on August 9. We are ready to serve Kiambu residents as we have done before. I am for instance content to run independently and I am sure Kiambu voters will make the final decision,” Kim stated.

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