Chiefs in Kajiado County have refuted claims that they were being used by the County Commissioner Kello Harsama to campaign for Jubilee party.
Speaking in Kajiado town today the chiefs said they were appalled by the claims by Kajiado Central Legislator Memusi Kanchori that they were being used to campaign for the ruling party.
They charged that the legislator was just trying to use their names for political sympathy after mass defection of NASA supporters to Jubilee in the region.
Led by Senior Chief Joshua Kaaka, the chiefs emphasized that none of them had been threatened to vote in a certain way and that the allegations were malicious and political.
The Commissioner has never directed any chief or assistant chief to vote for Jubilee. We hold non-partisan offices and our commissioner’s loudest voice to us is to preach peace, love and unity amongst the people we serve under our respective areas of jurisdiction, said Kaaka.
Kanchori had last week claimed that Harsama had been holding secret meetings and intimidating chiefs to campaign for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election lest they face the sack.
The County Commissioner has been going round the county not doing administrative work but to intimidate chiefs to campaign for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election and threatening them that they would be sacked if Uhuru loses in their areas, Kanchori had claimed.
The Kajiado Central MP has been embroiled in a war of words with the County Commissioner over accusations of abuse of office and land grabbing.
Kanchori, on Thursday last week, recorded a statement at Parliament police station claiming that the Commissioner had hired hit men to kill him for exposing him.
Harsama has however denied the claims of abuse of office and land grabbing saying that he was not surprised by the allegations as they allegedly emanated from his refusal to employ the legislator’s brother as a chief.
He added that the allegations by the MP that he had hired hit men to kill him were also baseless and called on the police to do their investigations as he had nothing to hide.
Source: Kenya News Agency