Enraged Waiguru speaks on storming polling station claims

Anne waiguru picks a runningmate
Former Devotion Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru picks a runningmate for Kirinyaga governorship race. Photo/January, 2017

Kirinyaga County gubernatorial aspirant and former Devolution Cabinet Secretary, Anne Waiguru, has denied reports that she stormed a polling station to protest, what was termed as a sham nomination exercise that advantaged her opponents.

Speaking in Kirinyaga on Friday, April 21 evening, Waiguru said glaring logistical challenges in Kirinyaga Jubilee Party primaries should serve as sufficient ground to abort the exercise and reschedule it for a later date.

“I did not storm any polling station. I just wanted to express my dissatisfaction with the substandard exercise,” said Waiguru.

“We want this exercise postponed to a later date. How can you conduct nominations without sufficient ballot equipment? There is a problem. Our election officials sent us messages to use papers and stamps as polling material. That is not fair; who does that? Somebody might challenge that decision in court. Worse still, the orders were selective to certain aspirants,” added Ms Waiguru.

“We want the nominations in Kirinyaga County rescheduled; just the same way they did for Embu and parts of Kiambu County.”

Waiguru has expressed interest in running for Kirinyaga Governor on Jubilee Party ticket, with the incumbent, Joseph Ndathi, her key competitor for Jubilee ticket in the party nominations.

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Brian Okoth
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