The Star (Nairobi)

19 February 2013

Kenya: Naivasha County Rep Aspirant Holds Demo

Supporters of a TNA aspirant yesterday held a demonstration in Naivasha town over the revocation of her certificate. Esther Njeri's supporters marched through the town's streets and accused the party's disputes tribunal of taking sides in the Viwandani ward TNA nominations.

Njeri, who is a former nominated councillor won in the TNA primaries, but a case challenging her eligibility to run for the seat was taken to the tribunal which revoked her nomination. The certificate was given to her rival Stephen Kihonge, who has been cleared by the IEBC.

Njeri's supporters said she won with a landslide and questioned TNA's change of heart. They warned Uhuru Kenyatta, the Jubilee presidential flagbearer that they will not vote for the TNA, if her name will not be on the ballot box.

Speaking to the press in Naivasha Njeri said that the court had cleared her over any wrongdoing in the nominations, but the IEBC had yeat to clear her. She asked TNA to respect the rights of women.

"I have given IEBC three days to clear my name and get me on the ballot paper, failure to which we shall take an appropriate action," said Njeri.

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