Don’t vote along party euphoria
The Mt Kenya Yes Pastors Forum has urged the electorate avoid being swayed to vote along political parties but rather go for personalities .
The Forum said past voting history had shown that those who have been elected while riding on party euphoria ended up being the worst leaders.
Led by their chairman Archbishop Dr Daniel Njagi , the Forum said Kenyans were no longer interested by the six piece voting pattern .
The Forum which held a special prayer meeting for the local Woman Representative Anne Wangeci Githinji at a Kerugoya hotel this morning, urged the electorate to think seriously if they were making the right choice before ticking the ballot paper on Tuesday.
“As a Forum we are in support of Githinji’s candidature since her track record in well-known having served as the first County Assembly Speaker in our county, “the Cleric said.
Njagi added that the county does not require having a leader imposed on its people as has been witnessed from various politicians who keep bringing their favorite candidates whom the electorate had never even hear of or seen before.
“We are putting politicians and political parties that time when they imposed elective leaders on the people of Kirinyaga is long gone since our people have the capacity to choose and decide whom their leaders should be,”Njagi stressed.
Githinji is running for the seat as an independent candidate, while Shujaa Rose Wachira is her rival on a Jubilee ticket as is Njeri Maina of the UDA.
The outgoing County Woman Representative Wangui Ngirici is not defending her seat since she opted to vie for the local gubernatorial position as an independent candidate after she was allegedly short changed by the UDA in favour of her rival and incumbent Anne Waiguru .