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Nyamira UDA aspirants decry being sidelined in party activities

West Mugirango MP aspirant Charles Ongoto said they have not been fully recognised by the party leaders in the county

In Summary

•The lamentations have come days after DP Ruto and Kenya Kwanza team held rallies and empowerment meetings in the Gusii region last week.

•West Mugirango MP Vincent Kemosi dismissed the claims by the aspirants saying no UDA leader in Nyamira has looked down upon any aspirants.

DP William Ruto in a economic forum at the Nyamaiya stadium in Nyamira on Thursday last week.
DP William Ruto in a economic forum at the Nyamaiya stadium in Nyamira on Thursday last week.
Image: ALVIN RATEMO

Some UDA aspirants in Nyamira have decried being sidelined in important matters in the party.

West Mugirango MP aspirant Charles Ongoto said on Monday they have not been fully recognised by the UDA leaders in the county.

They accused elected leaders of their troubles.

“As UDA aspirants we feel unwanted yet we are the people who are fully behind DP Ruto’s presidential bid. We are glad DP Ruto recognises us but some of our elected leaders have failed to do so,” Ongoto said.

The lamentations have come days after DP Ruto and Kenya Kwanza team held rallies and empowerment meetings in the Gusii region last week.

During the meeting, the aspirants said the elected MPs did not engage them in planning and mobilisation during Ruto's visit.

“We are worried because some leaders want to do everything yet UDA is a family and everyone should be involved in the party affairs,” Ongoto said.

Nyamira Township MCA aspirant Bernard Mogaka said there is a group of individuals who do not see the other leaders as important yet they are in the same course.

“We are UDA leaders fighting for a common cause but it seems we are not really moving on well. Some leaders are fighting to bring aspirants down, which should be condemned by all means,” Mogaka said.

“We want to be treated equally in UDA because we all belong to the party and we have goodwill to deliver seats in the grassroots and the presidency.” 

West Mugirango MP Vincent Kemosi dismissed the claims by the aspirants saying no UDA leader in Nyamira has looked down upon any aspirants.

He said all leaders have been treated equally.

“We have everybody at heart. We do not have room to sideline any leader whether elected or aspiring,” Kemosi said in an interview on Monday.

“We have so many aspiring leaders in our team and we have allowed them to feel welcome and there is no discrimination or ill will against any of our aspirants.”

 

Edited by Kiilu Damaris

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