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Presidential candidate David Mwaure asks for more security

Mwaure and his running mate noted they are the only politicians fighting corruption head-on.

In Summary
  • The duo questioned why other candidates had security, police cars, escort cars, and helicopters.
  • The letter signed by Joseph Nyamu also questioned the policy guidelines in terms of providing security to presidential candidates and their running mates.
Presidential aspirant David Mwaure Waihiga
Presidential aspirant David Mwaure Waihiga
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Agano Party Presidential candidate David Mwaure is now requesting more security personnel during his campaigns.

In a letter addressed to the National Police Service, the party said they want their presidential candidate to have more security because of their strategy to fight corruption.

Mwaure and his running mate Ruth Mucheru noted they are the only politicians fighting corruption head-on.

“Our presidential candidate is even naming names. They are going for the big fish. Corruption fights back,” the letter reads.

The letter signed by Acting Secretary General Josiah Nyamu also questioned the policy guidelines in terms of providing security to presidential candidates and their running mates.

Nyamu is Agano Party's acting Secretary-General.

“Are these provided for in the law? If so, can we have them but not in the bravado we see with our competitors,” the letter reads.

The duo questioned why other candidates had security, police cars, escort cars, and helicopters and if tax payer’s money is being used to fund the security provided.

“Was it approved by the parliament? Do Kenya Revenue Authority and other government agencies know about these (helicopters and snipers),” the letter reads.

Mwaure and Mucheru said this lack of full security provision will not hinder their plan to fight corruption.

"Our presidential candidate does not plan to relent on this main agenda; fight and eradicate corruption. He needs very critical and enhanced security," the letter reads.

The new revelations come just after the State announced that from June 8, each presidential candidates got at least ten armed police officers to ensure their safety ahead of the August polls.

Of these, two officers will man their city and rural homes together with their running mates on a 24-hour basis and divided into two shifts.

Then a team of at least five officers will trail the candidates and their running mates whenever they will be in campaigns.

The team will be headed by an officer of the rank of an inspector, who will be required to always liaise with commanders of any place they will be visiting for ease of security.

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