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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Kiambu MP-elect urges residents to back new leaders

Lari Kirenga MCA elect Joseph Karichu together with MP elect Jonah Mburu (center) greeting supporters at Lari High School after receiving certificates of election from the IEBC Thursday.
Lari Kirenga MCA elect Joseph Karichu together with MP elect Jonah Mburu (center) greeting supporters at Lari High School after receiving certificates of election from the IEBC Thursday.

A Kiambu county MP elect has urged residents to support the newly elected leaders since their vision was leave a legacy of improving the society.

Lari new legislator Jonah Mburu has said if the strategies laid down by leaders and the government will not be supported by the community, improvement cannot be realised.

He also urged urged leaders to support the society and be making impromptu visits in the villages, so as to learn more on their plights.

Mburu was giving his maiden speech at the constituency tallying center at Kimende High School hall, where he thanked residents for supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta by electing aspirants allied to his Jubilee Party thus ensuring he was not a week president.

"We need to work together, exchange ideas, you support our ideas as well as the government's strategy and we will see our society grow" he said.

"We aim at attaining good grades earned by students in both primary and secondary schools and we can only attain that through partnership. Each and every person's comment, proposal and idea will be respected and will never be taken for granted" he pledged.

Mburu who was JP candidate scored 50,932 while being followed by Njuguna Burugu who garnered 8,110 and third was the out going MP Mburu Kahangara who got 4,663 and former MP Njuguna Kiburi getting 2,355.

Other aspirants were PNU candidate Mungai Njeng'wa scored 157 votes, Carifonia Miramar University don Dominic Mwenja (DP) had 460 votes and ODM candidate Patrick Wainaina had 175 votes.

He was accompanied by MCA winners Joseph Karichu (Lari Kirenga), Nyutu Wamwere (Kijabe), George Gathuru (Kamburu), Joseph Mwau (Nyanduma) and Mbugua Kiranga (Kinale) when they were issued by certificates by the constituency IEBC returning officer.

Karichu urged supporters of all other aspirants to come together and work as a team, saying leaders will not select who to serve.

"We and especially myself will serve all people all together. I will not neglect anyone since he or she supported so and so" Karichu said.

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