Aspiring ward representatives call for police protection during campaign meetings

Nyeri Jubilee Party MCAs candidates have asked for police protection as they embark on their campaign meetings ahead of August polls.

Led by Chinga Ward candidate, Kiruga Thuku, the MCAs said they feel that their security was threatened following a recent incident in Othaya where supporters of a rival candidate disrupted one of their colleague’s meetings.

Kiruga said they want law and order maintained as they hit the ground running selling their manifestos in order to ensure level playing ground for all contenders.

Speaking at a press briefing on Monday in Nyeri town, the over 15 MCAs, said they are committed in maintaining and promoting peace in their campaign meetings, as theirs was a contest of ideals and not personalities.

They also said they will urge voters during their varoius campaign trails, to only elect Jubilee party candidates in all elective posts so to strengthen party.

This, they said, would also help bring to end political differences associated with election of leaders from different parties that in many cases derail growth.

At the same time, they would also use their campaign meetings to woo voters to turn out in large numbers to elect President Uhuru Kenyatta for another term in office.

Source: Kenya News Agency