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Kiambu aspirants want TNA election cancelled

Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 00:00 -- BY NJENGA GICHEHA
Kiambu County Governor aspirants George Nyanja and and William Kabogo and TNA Secretary General Oloo Onyango during the meeting in Kaimbu town hall last Tuesday.
Kiambu County Governor aspirants George Nyanja and and William Kabogo and TNA Secretary General Oloo Onyango during the meeting in Kaimbu town hall last Tuesday. Photo/ Njenga Gicheha

A section of politicians from Kiambu want TNA elections held last week cancelled. They have petitioned Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta, the Register of Political Parties and the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission.

In their petition which was sent through Njeru, Nyaga and Company Advocates, the politicians cited anomalies during the election of the officials in the chaotic meeting held at Kiambu Town hall last Tuesday.

The petitioners are senator aspirant Nginyo Kariuki, governor aspirants James Nyoro and George Nyanja, Isaac Njoroge, Wanjiru Mata, Kahura Mugwa, Muchiri Mworia.

Others are David Mwando, Kamau Mwende, Njuguna wamakima, waweru Mbugua, Wakara Mwaura, Mbugua Kahihu, and Clement Kimani.

The polls were held early this week amid chaos. TNA has summoned Juja MP William Kabogo and former Limuru MP George Nyanja for a disciplinary hearing following the violence.

In their statement, the aspirants said the elections were held "in a clandestine manner" as no notice was issued by the party national officials to TNA aspirants.

The said the elections were held illegally and were marred by irregularities. The petitioners said some of those who participated were not members of TNA and that "there were deliberate efforts" to create chaos, violence and confusion during the elections.

The group said Juja MP William Kabogo, who is an aspiring governor, influenced the election of the interim party officials yet he is not a TNA member.

“So our instructions are to demand from you that you declined to register any of the names forwarded to your offices,” read the stamen. " Thereafter order that the aforesaid county election be declared null and void and you order that the party does not carry out fresh elections from the aforesated.”ends