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Muranga: Residents threaten to petition award of county assembly nomination slots

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 19:34 | By
Bernard Mwangi UDA coordinator from Mathioya addressing the media in Murang'a. PHOTO/Wangari Njuguna

A section of Murang'a residents have threatened to go to court to seek legal redress over nomination slots in the county's assembly.

The residents claim the nomination process was bungled and the slots were awarded to non-deserving people.

Addressing the press in Murang'a, they said seven out of the 12 nominees come from Kiharu constituency.

Bernard Mwangi, UDA coordinator, said the nominations were done contrary to the previous agreement that each constituency will get a slot. The party had also promised to give priority to those who vied for the seats and failed in the nominations.

Mwangi said the list of the nominees was to be submitted through the elected leaders and thus the slots were to be fairly distributed in the seven constituencies.

"The list of the nominees that was submitted initially is different from what was published and we think someone went behind our back to have the names changed," Mwangi said.

Angela Mweni from Ithanga lower Gatanga. PHOTO/Wangari Njuguna

He pointed an accusing finger at Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro who he accused of being behind altering the list to have his allies included.

Further he said each of the seven constituencies was registering party members and Gatanga had the highest number while Kiharu had the least.

"We need to understand why other areas were not given the slots and Kiharu given the majority nominees," he said.

Kuria said the matter should be addressed with urgency vowing they will not allow the swearing of the nominated.

"The party leaders have one day to resolve this issue else we go to court to seek justice," he added.

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