The Star (Nairobi)

11 December 2012

Kenya: Kiambu May Quit TNA, Says Nyanja

TNA supporters in Kiambu county have threatened to walk out from TNA. They said they have no confidence in the party officials.

Led by former Limuru MP George Nyanja, the residents said they will hold a rally soon at Kirigiti Stadium in Kiambu town and decide the way forward.

They said the leadership of TNA does respect Kiambu people and their views. "We cannot go on with TNA and we will hold a major rally led by retired Bishop Peter Njenga at kirigiti Stadium and walk out of TNA because the party leadership has disrespected Kiambu people by not respecting their views," Nyanja said.

He said the party refused to cancelled the results for the election of officials which were marred by violence. Nyanja said because of the violence, the right officials were not elected.

Nyanja, who is aspiring for Kiambu county governor, was speaking at Kiambu Community Hall during a consultative forum by Kiambu leaders.

The former Limuru MP urged Kenyans not to involve President Kibaki in politics. He said the president will leave behind a good development record.

He said that Kiambu people have vowed to support Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta. He said State House should not be dragged into the debate on whether or not Uhuru will be on the ballot.

"This issue that Uhuru will not be on the ballot box should be looked into in a sober way and not blame it on President Mwai Kibaki who should be respected,"Nyanja said.

"The people who are threatening to move if uhuru is not on the ballot box are only clinging to the Uhuru's popularity euphoria and they can not be able to go out and convince people to vote for them without Uhuru and there comes a time that the nation is much more important than an individual,"said Nyanja.

Nyanja called upon Kiambu people not to ride on propaganda that it is being spread that Uhuru is not on the ballot box hence refusing to register for voting and should put emotions aside and register as voters to use it as a weapon to vote for good leadership.

"Kiambu people have used their emotions not to register for voting due to the propaganda that has been spread that uhuru is not on the ballot box and i beg and urge you kiambu county people not to be angered and come out and register for voting as our vote will decide the fate of kenya and the leadership of the country and should not let to be decided by others and later regret due to anger,"said Nyanja.

Gakuru Kanyanja aspiring Kiambu county governor on an Alliance party of Kenya who attended the leaders forum said that the forum was to come together and work out on a formula of working together as leaders in kiambu county.

Kanyanja said though he is not in TNA he fully supports Uhuru's presidency candidature and that was the reason different leaders in Kiambu are forging a way forward in making Kiambu county an example by working together.

Residents of Kiambu have since raised concern over the TNA party leadership for failing to resolve matters concerning the county party elections which most people have vowed not to consider the elected officials as bonafied.

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