The Star (Nairobi)

22 January 2013

Kenya: Speed Up Poll Chits, Nyandura Tells Uhuru

Leaders from Nyandarua have urged the TNA headquarters to issue nomination certificates to successful contestants.

Led by Stephen Ndung'u and Jedida Wanyeki, the leaders said delay in giving the certificates to the winners will cause "anxiety and unnecessary tension" among the people.

The two said the will of the people must be respected by ensuring its only the winners of the just concluded primaries that are awarded the certificates.

"The party has unjustifiably refused to issue the winners with certificates," said Ndung'u. "We want to say that certificates must be issued to the right people without any delay." Ndung'u said the delay is being caused by few self-seeking individuals from the county who lost in the primaries.

He accused the individual of "crafting ways of having themselves issued with the tickets". "We want the people's will to prevail. If the headquarters does respect the will of the people they may fail to vote for the Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta in the forthcoming general election," he said.

"We are giving a warning to Uhuru Kenyatta, that if the party gives the certificates to the 'wrong' people, we will review our support for TNA," said Ndung'u. Jedida said politicians must stop the habit of imposing leaders on people.

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