The Star (Nairobi)

4 December 2012

Kenya: Nguyai Under Fire Over June 'Dog Vote' Slur

Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni has told Kikuyu MP Lewis Nguyai to apologise to the people of Nyandarua people for "people voting for dogs" remark he made in the county in June.

Speaking during a UDF presidential hopeful Musalia Mudavadi campaign tour in Kiambu on Sunday, Kioni said Nguyai insulted him and Nyandarua voters.

"The Kikuyu legislator uttered insulting remarks when he toured Nyandarua in June this year. I want to let him know that the people of Nyandarua are still bitter and he should beg for forgiveness from them," he said.

Nguyai was reported to have said TNA party would rather "elect dogs wearing TNA colours" than candidates from other parties. The remark angered his colleagues and leaders. He later denied making the remark.

Kioni, however, said everyone has aright to join a party that reflects policies that will address the plight of Kenyans as opposed to individual interests.

"This election is serious business and no single person can make it alone and we need to be focused people. We should take care of giving undeserving people power so that in the end we will not regret,"said Kioni. He urged Kiambu residents to come out in large numbers and register for voting so that they can decide the future of the country in poll.

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