The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Nakuru MP Denies Claims of Kikuyu, Kalenjin Plot

NAKURU Town MP Lee Kinyanjui has dismissed claims that elective Nakuru seats have been set aside for Kikuyus and Kalenjins.

Rumours doing the rounds indicated that of the 11 constituencies in the county, four will be preserved for Kalenjins which include Kuresoi North, Kuresoi South, Rongai and Nakuru West and Senator slot while the governor is for the Kikuyus and the seven constituencies.

Kinyanjui, who is vying for the governor job, said there is freedom and constitutional right for voters to elect the leaders of their choice. He commended the unity between Eldoret North MP William Ruto of URP and TNA's Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta terming the union a unifying factor in Rift Valley region which has been the focal point of tribal clashes.

Speaking at a forum -- Pastors/Leaders Forum -- bringing all aspirants for various positions from Molo, Kuresoi North and Kuresoi South, the MP urged voters to elect leaders who will ensure peace, development and wellbeing of the citizens.

He said that the union will go a long way to help the region realize its potential in agriculture, tourism and exploitation of natural resources and will be practical if peace was to prevail forever.

"There is no room for negotiated democracy in this time and era if the constitution is not going to be followed, therefore electorate should be left to vote and elect the leaders of their choice not those they are going to be coerced." Kinyanjui said.

He noted that, the Nakuru County has all the tribes in the country and there will be no point of perceiving two large communities as the one to lead sidelining the others.

Another Nakuru governor aspirant Francis Kiranga called the residents who are eligible to vote to register in large numbers so as to take part in the next comprehensive and important election that will change the style of leadership. "The leaders that we want are those who will help us realize peace, create employment and eradicate poverty," Dr. Kiranga said.

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