Ngilu says she will seek elective seat in 2017 poll

By: BENEDICT MUTUKU

Suspended Lands Cabinet Secretary Charity Ngilu has declared that she will run for an elective position in 2017.

However, she would not declare the seat she would go for, only emphasising it would not be the Kitui senator’s position, which she lost to David Musila in 2O13.

“I will come to you at election time but you must be assured that I will not be going for the senator’s position,” Ms Ngilu said at a fundraiser for the elderly at Waita in Mwingi Central Constituency.

Her allies, led by Mwingi region Jubilee coalition coordinator Julius Mutukaa, asked her to go for the Kitui gubernatorial seat.

When she stood to address the gathering, the former Kitui Central MP appeared to give in to their requests.

Ms Ngilu, who called on leaders in Ukambani to unite, said she was open to working with Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka ahead of 2017 elections for the benefit of the community.

She urged members of the Kamba community to register as voters and vote at elections.

“There is strength in voting numbers. No matter how much you love Kalonzo, you will not see him become president unless you vote for him overwhelmingly,” she said.

SOURCE: DAILY NATION