The Mountain Times :- We've Got you covered
Jubilee issues party certificates to its aspirants
Monday, 18 Apr 2022 21:00 pm
The Mountain Times :- We've Got you covered

The Mountain Times :- We've Got you covered

From Left Senator Charles Kibiru  and Kirinyaga Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri being paraded by the Interior PS Karanja  Kibicho after they got entangled in a stalemate  over who among them should be  the Jubilee area gubernatorial flag bearer come August 9 general elections

The Kirinyaga County Jubilee party has issued certificates to all its aspirants for various positions save for the gubernatorial  one .

Following the move the aspirants who instantly transited to  party candidates  raged from the Senatorial, Parliamentary , Woman  Representative to the MCAs.

Mwea MP Kabinga Wachira being presented with a  Jubilee party ticket  for the Mwea parliamentary  seat from the party national Chairman Nelson  Nzuia at the Kirinyaga Central Constituency offices  in Kerugoya town this afternoon.

The County Committee of Eminent Persons through its chairman Edwin Kinyua said it took them many hours of night oil burning to reach a compromise on of the six  party elective  positions .

The  Committee has however reserved the issuance of the certificate for the gubernatorial position after the two contenders failed  to reach a compromise.

Engineer Kangangi Gikungi (left ), receiving his Jubilee party certificate  from the party national chairman Nelson Nzuia to battle for the Ndia parliamentary seat with  UDA's George Kariuki

Area Deputy Governor Peter Ndambiri and    the outgoing Senator Charles Kibiru however assured the  local party membership that they were still engaged  in serious  talks   to get out of the  stalemate .

Should Ndambiri get the Jubilee certificated he will  then be  squaring  it with his estranged  boss Anne Waiguru who is running on a UDA ticket.

Shujaa  Rose  Wachira  receives her Jubilee certificate to  vie for the Kirinyaga Woman Representative seat from the party National chairman Nelson Nzuia as the local chairman Muriithi Kangara ( right ) looks on this afternoon

But should it end up being Kibiru , then Ndambiri will  certainly play the  second fiddle  

Initially according to the Committee  outgoing  area Woman Representative had indicated her  desire  to join Kibiru and Ndambiri in the scrutiny but changed her mind  midstream and went Independent for the  same seat

The 12 member Committee also comprises of the Interior PS Karanja  Kibicho and   Wilson Njega who is his (karanja’s deputy ) among others.

Speaking at the Kirinyaga Central CDF offices within  Kerugoya town where the certificates were being issued , Kibicho reminded the candidates to forge a united front to floor their common enemy , the UDA  rivals .

“All of you have fought such a battle to clinch the Jubilee certificate but this is just the first phase of the batlle ahead and I urge you to start working as a team and            form  such a formidable   force that will the UDA opponents with their mouths gaping ,”he said.

The Woman Representative seat was being contested by  Shujaa Rose   Wanjiru Wachira and Rose  Kuthii Muguchu .

Then Committee after an intense  sorrow search and many other   considerations settled  on Shujaa Rose  but promised  Muguchu she will certainly be given a position by the incoming  dispensation.

Former Senator Daniel Karaba was issued with his certificate to battle it out with UDA’s Kamau Murango , Safina’s Peter Kathanga among other contenders .

Kirinyaga Central MP Munene Wambugu  who was issued with his  Jubilee certificate will now battle  it out with Gachoki Gitari of the UDA.

And Mwea  MP Kabinga  Wachira who also sailed through without  any opposition from the Jubilee wing will  face  UDA s Mary Maingi during the  August 9  polls.

Engineer Kangangi  Gikungi will  face  the outgoing  Ndia MP George Kariuki  of the UDA while Njogu Barua will square it with  the incumbent Gichugu  MP Gichimu Githinji  also of the UDA

The Committee  also presented  all the 20 area MCAs  with their certificates ready for a combat with their UDA  declared  political enemies .