Mary Wambui denied access in Kibaki’s Othaya tour as Kibaki endorses Mugambi

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Othaya, Kenya: Presidential security on Thursday blocked Othaya MP TNA candidate Mary Wambui Munene from joining the president as he inspected three development projects in Othaya.

President Kibaki was commissioning the three projects namely; Munywe Community Center , Munyange Police Station and Othaya Boys Secondary School.

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In Othaya school, officers blocked the schoolgate as she approached while her Saba Saba Asili rival got access unhindered.

Source:standardmedia.co.ke

Kibaki endorses Mugambi to succeed him in Othaya

PRESIDENT Kibaki has endorsed Othaya Parliamentary candidate Gichuki Mugambi to succeed him in Othaya.

The President while speaking in Othaya town during the first day of his tour in Othaya, Kibaki said Mugambi, who has been the chairman of Othaya Development Association for ten years, has done a lot of good work.

He said Mugambi had served the association with devotion and deserves a chance to continue developing the constituency. Mugambi said he is ready to work for Othaya people since he is a development-conscious leader.

The aspirant, who is vying on the Saba Saba Asili party ticket, played an instrumental role in preparing a memorandum by more than 200 Othaya leaders a day before the President visited the area.

During Kibaki’s tour on Saturday, Mugambi he read out the memorandum which contained projects which the residents want implemented. The projects include tarmacking of roads and establishment of a medical college at Othaya District Hospital.

Kibaki at the same time urged politicians to avoid hate speech saying there was no need to tarnish the names of their rivals.

Those present include Kibaki’s children Jimi and Judy, Central PC Kiplimo Rugut, Othaya CDF chairman Karanja Mwangi and Head of the civil service Francis Kimemia.

Nyeri governors Gakuru Wahome and Thuo Mathenge were also present. Kibaki yesterday continued with inspecting of projects at Karima and Chinga areas in Othaya.

The idea of endorsing Mugambi is expected to draw criticism among other parliamentary candidates vying for the seat including TNA parliamentary candidate Mary Wambui GNU candidate Peter King’ara and DP candidate Esau Kioni among others.

Source:the-star.co.ke

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