27 February 2013

Kenya: Kikuyu TNA Aspirant Confronts Pastor Over Debate

A parliamentary candidate in Kikuyu yesteday confronyed a clergy and accused him of not inviting for a debate. Kimani Ichungwa confronted Reverend Charles Mwangi at Presbyterian Church of East Africa of Kikuyu township when he came in the hall when the debate was coming to a closure.

"They did not send any invitation to me and whether they like or not, TNA will win in the Monday general election," said Kimani.

But Mwangi said all the candidates were invited through a handwritten letter which was delivered to them by their aides and supporters.

"We wrote a letter to everyone including him two weeks ago. We were told that the letter to Kimani was delivered at his workplace," said Mwangi.

Present during the debate was former Lari MP Viscount Kimathi, who is in Kikuyu race on Democratic Party ticket, Owen Ndung'u (PPPK), John Wamagata (Safina), Samuel Kigathi and accountant and auditor Stephen Mwaura.

Mwaura dismissed Kimani's excuse as a plan to sabotage the meeting. He saidKimani has been running away from people's issues since he was elected TNA flag-bearer in the constituency.

Kimathi said that he has been fighting land-grabbing in the county. He said will give the youth funds to start businesses.

He promised to give his rivals work if he is elected saying all of them are fit to run a public office because they are professionals.

Kigathi and Wamagata promised to build health centres in every location and construct a district public health hospital saying the mission hospitals in the area are expensive to the common man.

"I will also attract foreign investors and doctors from India to offer free medical serves and build hospitals for us. We shall have free medication to treat cancer because it is curable," Kigathi said.

"I have drilling water for the past one year for the people and I will make sure that each household has plenty of the commodity."

Ndung'u on the other hand said that his experience as a former high school teacher will see him boost education in the area.

"We have over 70 primary school and two National schools which only caters for students from outside the constituency. But I am going to make the region a hub for education," said Ndung'u.

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