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I’m not intimidated by Passaris’ online presence, says opponent Kwamboka

Mountain View MCA Beatrice Kwamboka has rubbished the notion that a strong online presence can translate to votes.

Ms Kwamboka who is vying for woman representative seat on an ODM ticket exclusively told Nairobi News Siasa that her opponent’s online presence does not matter.

“There is no problem with being online, I am also on some social media platforms but will actively engage after the nominations,” said Ms Kwamboka.

The elected member of Nairobi county assembly added that online presence cannot be ignored but ground work is better.

“People on the ground want to know what you have been doing, they want a track record and that is what distinguishes leaders. I have delivered for the people since I was elected,” Ms Kwamboka told Nairobi News Siasa.


Asked if her lack of a Twitter account and the 57,000 followers on her opponent Esther Passaris’ intimidates her she said, “Never, not everybody is on social media, where do the disadvantaged who have no smartphones get information? On the ground.”

Ms Kwamboka will be battling it out with Ms Passaris on April 23 during the party nominations in Nairobi.

During her interview, Ms Kwamboka admitted that every aspirant has their preferred campaign strategy adding that she has no problem with using social media.

“I have a plan that I am implementing in phases so immediately after the nominations I will go all out on social media,” she added.

Ms Kwamboka, who edged out male opponents in the Mountain View ward race during the 2013 elections, is confident that she will be Nairobi’s next woman representative.

Keep it Nairobi News Siasa for a detailed interview of her outlining her plan for Nairobi.