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UDA leaders pitch camp in Kandara ahead of mini-poll

Monday, January 2nd, 2023 17:05 | By
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Murang'a governor Irungu Kang'ata (right) with Chege Njuguna who is eyeing Kandara parliamentary seat. PHOTO/Wangari Njuguna.

Elected leaders in the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party have pitched camp in Kandara, Murang'a county, in the final push to woo residents to vote for the party's candidate in a by-election slated for Thursday, January 5.

The leaders led by Murang'a governor Irungu Kang'ata, Maragua Member of Parliament (MP) Mary Waithira and the county's Woman Representative Betty Marina rallied the residents to vote for Chege Njuguna as their next MP.

The trio said voting for the UDA candidate would be reciprocating the goodness extended to the locals by president William Ruto for appointing two cabinet secretaries who hail from the area.

"We have been sent by the president to urge you to vote for the UDA candidate to ensure the party retains the seat," Kang'ata said.

Kang'ata said Njuguna is a vibrant leader who has huge potential and will be able to deliver to the people of Kandara.

"We urge you to vote for him so that we can work together as a team," he added.

On her part, Waithira exuded confidence that UDA will carry the day on Thursday since they have done intense campaigns for him.

"We have gone to every corner of this constituency and all indications are that our candidate will be the winner," the MP said.

Chege Njuguna dancing with a group of women at Nguruwe-ini grounds in Kandara. PHOTO/Wangari Njuguna

She urged the residents to turn out in large numbers stating that transport will be provided for the elderly and the physically challenged.

"We are looking forward to a hundred per cent turn out on Thursday so that you can give our party candidate a landslide win," Waithira said.

The Woman Representative on her part said by retaining the seat, UDA will be able to retain the numbers at the National Assembly as the party with the majority of elected leaders.

"We urge you to vote for Njuguna because we need him to keep our numbers high and his vote when we are passing a national agenda," she said.

Njuguna, on his part, promised to deliver quality leadership to the residents if elected.

While expressing optimism about carrying the day, he urged the residents to support his bid to become the area MP.

Eight candidates will be facing off to capture the Kandara parliamentary seat which was left vacant after the immediate former legislator Alice Wahome was appointed to the Cabinet.

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