Karani nyamu on kiambu nomination where Kiambu Governor William Kabogo last evening conceded defeat in the Jubilee Party primaries to his bitter challenger Ferdinand Waititu, even before the final results were announced
, but dismissed the nominations as a sham.He spoke moments after the tallying of votes had started with results from various polling centres putting the controversial Kabete MP ahead, remarking that “Waititu would most probably be the next Kiambu governor.’’
Karani nyamu on kiambu nomination says Even as the flamboyant governor wished his rival well, he remarked that Kiambu people “deserved better.” However, said he did not agree with the results because there had been “obvious” irregularities.
The governor, who called a news conference at his Garden Estate secretariat shortly after 7pm, claimed that Mr Waititu had been seen with returning officers at a secluded meeting on the eve of the nominations, and a car was reportedly later found stuffed with ballot papers for the governorship race.
He alleged that he had given in to a memorandum to the Jubilee Party officials listing the irregularities from disappearing ballot papers, to ‘partisan polling officials, something the Party reportedly promised to check before nominations began. That didn’t happen, he told reporters.
“It has been a long journey in Jubilee and I have done my best. But since it seems like there are huge powers that need to keep me away, I am saying that for now I am doing what it is that that memorandum said: I don’t agree with these nominations,” he told journalists.
“Rumours are that I am a threat to someone. I don’t know whether that is true but as fate will have it, you bite it one step at a time. So I want to say I don’t agree with this nominations. The petition is with the party, the party can do whatever it is that they deem fit to do.”
Mr Kabogo spoke just after 10 polling stations filed their results showing Waititu leading him by about 8,000 votes.
“If you love novels, when you read one sentence, you would know what the next will lead to,” he remarked.“I am not going to waste my time arguing with what is obvious,” he added.