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City’s aspiring Women Rep happy with Uhuru’s assurance

Nairobi’s aspiring Women Representative Wangui Ng’ang’a has said the declaration by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto that there are no preferred candidates for any elective seat under Jubilee Party has put to rest a debate that threated party unity especially in the city.

Last week, a list, allegedly drawn by a group of Nairobi aspirants and circulated on social media, claimed that the Presidency favoured some aspirants over others for the city positions especially governor, senator and woman representative.

Along with it were suggestions that some political brokers preferred negotiated democracy through which some aspirants would be given the party ticket without undergoing nomination.

“There were a few aspirants who are hell-bent on ensuring that Nairobi remains in the hands of Opposition by creating all manner of confusion in the party.

“We were all at Kasarani when the Head of State assured us that there are no preferred candidates for any position below the Presidency and Nairobi cannot be an exception,” she said, adding that aspirants should not be afraid of going for nominations.