Juja administrators dismiss bias claims
The Juja administration in Kiambu county has denied accusations of favouring Jubilee aspirants in the ongoing political campaigns and issuance of food rations. Local Deputy County Commissioner Charles Muriithi dismissed claims that the administrators were biased.
During a sub-county peace conference at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, some aspirants alleged that government officials were using public resources to support Jubilee candidates.
The meeting was chaired by Muriithi and attended by the constituency returning officer, Mary Ndung’u, parliamentary aspirants Joseph Ng’ang’a ‘Mustard’ (independent), Aloise Kinyanjui (Jubilee) and Dorcas Chege (WaKenya Tujibebe Party). It also heard complaints of vandalism of campaign materials and misuse of social media.
Incumbent MP George Koimburi (UDA) was not present but he sent a representative. He was accused of using the NG-CDF kitty to woo voters.
Aspirants for the five wards attended the meeting. Prof Ng’ang’a, Kinyanjui and Ms Chege accused their opponents of using goons to destroy their campaign materials.
The Returning Officer told the aspirants to adhere to the stipulated programmes and abstain from maligning each other.