Leaflets calling for the nomination of some TNA aspirants allegedly favoured by the party were yesterday found in polling stations in Murang'a.
The green and yellow leaflets said TNA officials have settled for Moses Mwangi for the governor's seat, Kembi Gitura for the senate and former radio presenter Wanjiru Chege for the women's representative seat.
Several voters said the leaflets indicate that the nominations will not be free and fair because the party seems to have predetermined and preferred aspirants.
"There is no need for me to vote if the party has already setlled on certain people for the seats," said John Wamwati, a voter at the Vidhu Ramji Secondary School polling centre.
Contacted, TNA's regional chairman Simon Muchoki denied that the leaflets were printed by the party. Muchoki said the leaflets were distributed in the polling centres on Wednesday night by unknown people.
"Voters should ignore the leaflets and vote for their favourite aspirants," he said. The TNA nominations in Murang'a were delayed in most polling centres due to the late delivery of voting materials.
Voting, which was to start at 6am, was delayed for hours. Disappointed voters turned away from the polling stations when they found the centres had not been opened.
Polling clerks arrived late at the centres where they joined wananchi in waiting for the ballot boxes and party register to be delivered. Meanwhile, Nairobi Metropolitan minister Jamleck Kamau did not get a direct nomination to defend his Kigumo seat after TNA cleared his opponent who had been accused of being a member of a rival party.
TNA cleared Lawrence Memia in spite of allegations that he is a member of the Mzalendo Saba Saba party. Muchoki said Memia had resigned from Mzalendo. "Jamleck will not get a direct nomination. Memia will run agaist him as he has already resigned from Mzalendo," Muchoki said.