No sex until you vote for Uhuru, Nyeri women tell their lovers

A file photo of Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru, woman representative Rahab Mukami and Kieni MP Kanini Kega campaigning for President Uhuru in Nairutia area, Kieni constituency. /WAMBUGU KANYI
A file photo of Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru, woman representative Rahab Mukami and Kieni MP Kanini Kega campaigning for President Uhuru in Nairutia area, Kieni constituency. /WAMBUGU KANYI

Some Nyeri women have decided to deny their husbands sex until they cast their ballots in the repeat race to State House.

They will hold out on October 25, the even of voting day, when Kenyans will choose again between President Uhuru Kenyatta and NASA chief Raila Odinga.

The women who met at a hotel near Nyeri town on Wednesday

said they will only allow their men to enjoy sex if they participate in the election.

Meeting chair

Rahab Mukami, who is Nyeri woman representative, noted they have intensified campaigns to give Uhuru a "big win".

Several politicians have asked women to deny their men their conjugal rights in the past, all for the sake of getting as many votes as possible for their candidates.

On July 17, Raila

asked married supporters not to have sex a day before the August 8 general election.

The NASA flag bearer told

Homa Bay residents that they should only have intercourse after results are announced.

He said in Dholuo that: "August 8 will be a historic day and no vote will be left without being cast. Men will sleep outside. When the day comes, no man should sleep with a woman."

The Opposition chief had said in June that "when you are going for war, sex is a bad omen".

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Mukami lashed out at Roselyne Akombe for resigning as IEBC commissioner just days to the election.

"Her resignation was untimely. History will judge her harshly."

Mukami said the country should reconsider giving people with dual citizenship key jobs in government institutions in future.

Akombe is a citizen of Kenya and the United States.

Kirinyaga women MP Purity Ngirici said Akombe's decision to leave the commission was suspicious.

"I suspect she was among those who tampered with documents at the Supreme Court, leading to the nullification of results," she said.

The top court annulled the election that IEBC said Uhuru won in a historic decision on September 1.NASA has been pushing for reforms which have not been implemented, forcing Raila and his running mat Kalonzo Musyoka to withdraw from the poll.

Nyandarua women representative Faith Gitau called on the ODM leader to participate in the election.

Kiambu's Gathoni Muchomba said Raila could be inciting commissioners friendly to NASA to quit to ensure the poll does not take place.

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