Governor Waiguru ask IEBC to safeguard integrity of August 9th polls
Governor Anne Waiguru has asked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to safeguard the integrity of the August 9 elections. Waiguru says there are fears of plans by some people to interfere with the Presidential polls. The governor said IEBC has a responsibility to ensure free and fair elections so to guarantee a peaceful transition. “We have heard of many plans to try rig the elections, we as the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), we know we will be voting for Deputy President William Ruto as our 5th President, we are asking IEBC to ensure a free and fair election,” she said.
She called on Kenyans to desists from acts of violence that could threaten the unity of the nation. Waiguru said she will carry out peaceful campaigns, devoid of violence and insults and asked her supporters to embrace the same even if provoked. The county boss who is defending her gubernatorial seat on a UDA ticket said she is ready for the duel with other seven candidates cleared by IEBC. At the same time, Waiguru asked voters in Kirinyaga to reject gubernatorial candidates who have no agenda for developing the county.
Speaking while addressing supporters after officially opening the Kiaumbui dispensary, she said some of the candidates have no track record for development and were only selling empty promises. “The gubernatorial race is not a beauty contest; we have a proven track record. For us, we have an elaborate development agenda on how to move Kirinyaga forward, our opponents have nothing,” the governor said. She said Mt. Kenya is solidly behind UDA presidential candidate William Ruto and no amount of intimidation or blackmail will change the mind of the people.
The governor said the August 9 elections will be a contest between the Azimio brigade which want to continue with the status quo and UDA team which is pushing for economic liberation of the poor through its bottom-up manifesto.