Nairobi South Member of County Assembly and Deputy Majority leader Waithera Chege has accused a sitting Member of Parliament of threatening to kill her.
Waithera who is vying for the South B Ward Seat on a UDA ticket has blamed the MP who is also vying in Starehe of using goons to threaten her after she beat his project in the UDA nominations.
The two apparently do not see eye to eye after Waithera allegedly refused to be controlled by the MP.
“I received threats on my personal life and the culprits were arrested. A sitting Member of Parliament is using criminals to threaten me because his project did not succeed. I wish to remind him that the culture of political intolerance is not currently sustainable. His friends should inform him that hooliganism will never be a prerequisite to winning and maintaining the political office,” said Waithera
“He is after me because he does not want sitting MCA’s who are independent minded and he does not want to work with me because I can never be his puppet. He is also claiming that if I am reelected, I will seek the Starehe MP seat in 2027 and he feels like I will be a threat,” she stated.
She has asked the Director of Criminal Investigations to provide security to aspirants especially women in politics.
“I have already recorded an OB that my life is in danger. I am serving the OCPD with a letter so that he can say what he has done to enhance my security. I have also copied the same to DCI George Kinoti asking him to act on matters of security on women in politics,” Waithera added.
Waithera said that she won the nomination fairly and requested the UDA officials to provide her with the certificate.
“I won and was issued with another certificate on the 24th of April 2022. The party issued me the Final Certificate on the 27th of April 2022. They appealed at the PPDT and a repeat nomination was ordered to repeat in 24hrs on Saturday. The election was held on Sunday and we won with a landslide,” explained Waithera.
The appeal case which was supposed to be heard today has been postponed to Friday at 2:30 PM due to lack of quorum.
Our efforts to get EALA nominated MP Simon Mbugua for his reply on the issue did not bare any fruits.
By Emmaline Owuor
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