The party primaries for Kenya’s general election are just about a month away and as is the norm, various aspirants for different positions are jostling to get the nomination certificate in a bid to be the ‘chosen one’ for the respective seats.
Uasin Gishu residents today woke up to a shocking revelation.
Members of governor Mandago’s campaign team are collecting national identification cards from Uasin Gishu residents in exchange for Ksh 200, then making photocopies of the same.
This comes even as the April party primaries are fast approaching, thus the governor’s team is determined to win by hook or crook, regardless of the residents’ voice.
Just last week, President Kenyatta announced that everyone seeking an elective post through the Jubilee party must be cleared by the EACC, a fact that led Mandago to beg the commission to give him clearance knowing he and his administration, is involved in deep graft practices in the county.
This revelation is in defiance and against the constitutional laws that give Uasin Gishu residents a democratic right to nominate their leader of choice.
Mandago has come under sharp criticism over corruption, tribalism and nepotism even as he seeks a second term in office.
Uasin Gishu residents have strongly condemned his act of disrespect and demeaning them by belittling their voting voice and their constitutional right to vote based on their own volition and choice.
Residents whose IDs have been taken have since handed over their names and the authorities have reported the incident to the Jubilee party officials to deal with the case.
UASIN GISHU RESIDENTS SHALL NOT MANIPULATED!