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Margaret Wanjiru’s Team Opposes Plans For Direct Gubernatorial Ticket


Bishop Margret Wanjiru’s camp has opposed any plans by United Democratic Party top brass to issue direct ticket to gubernatorial aspirant Johnson Sakaja of Amani National Congress.

Hospital Ward MCA Musili Mbangula says they have built UDA from scratch and they will not allow anyone to shortchange them in the gubernatorial ticket race.

Mbangula who is poised to be Wanjiru’s running mate says UDA is a democratic party that does not ascribe to direct ticket issuance.

“We want to thank those joining us you  are very welcomed but don’t come and start dictating to us what we should do and what you want…to honourable Sakaja there is no free ticket for you if at all you have any deal with our party to get a free ticket then that will not happen…Our party leader deputy president William Ruto loves democracy and he can’t allow that..we have used resources and even our time building this UDA brand in Nairobi.” Mbangula said.


Over the weekend one of the leading local dailies reported that ANC boss Musalia Mudavadi had agreed with UDA to have Nairobi, Kakamega and Vihiga candidates from his party.

A statement by UDA issued January 29, indicated that Ruto, Musalia and Moses Wetangula would publicize their agreement at their own time. 

UDA dismissed reports purporting that the three had  signed a memorandum of understanding detailing how they would share power after August 9 General Elections. 

“The cooperation between UDA, ANC and Ford Kenya is aimed at bringing all Kenyans together, driving Kenya towards economic prosperity by adopting the bottom-up economic model na pesa mfukoni model,” the statement read.

Mbangula on the other hand called on the Kenya Kwanza brigade to instead conduct nominations so that the people can have a say on their fate.

“We are ready for primaries any time and Sakaja should also prepare for that …I mean this is our house dictating to us what we have built for months would be difficult..let the people decide on who to fly the  Kenya Kwanza flag in Nairobi.” He added.

Meanwhile Sakaja has heightened his campaigns in the city ready for Cityhall battle under Kenya Kwanza alliance.

By Allan Otieno