Calls To Have Peaceful By-elections Intensify

A section of clergy has called for peaceful by-elections in Kiambaa and Muguga, central Kenya.

Kiambaa and Muguga residents will head to ballots on Thursday, July 15, to elect their MP and Ward representative, respectively.

The two seats fell vacant following the demise of Kiambaa MP Paul Koinange and Muguga Ward MCA Eliud Ngugi.

The two mini-polls are a supremacy test between President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto as their Candidates go against each other’s neck in the alleged heated competition. It will be President Kenyatta’s Jubilee against Ruto’s UDA.

Led by Bishop Walter Ng’ang’a, the men of God pleaded with the competitors to accept the people’s will.

Over the weekend, the electoral agency, IEBC, assured the people of Kiambaa and Muguga of free and fair polls.

IEBC chair Wafula Chebukati said enough security would be provided to the electorates and further put on notice those planning to cause chaos.

“We will have two police officers manning the polling stations and tallying centres but we will have a stand-by force in place in case anything goes wrong,” said Wafula Chebukati.

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