, NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 2 – Maendeleo Chap Chap party leader Alfred Mutua has received more aspirants from seven counties eyeing the party ticket to vie for various elective posts in the August polls.
Mutua lashed out at political parties that were zoning regions as their strongholds, saying they were encouraging intolerance.
“Those parties that are disrupting their opponents’ rallies should be blacklisted and their candidates barred from running,” said Mutua.
He said Kenyans were free to vie for elective seats anywhere in the country without intimidation.
Mutua said his party will write a protest letter to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) over the zoning issue.
The aspirants from Embu, Wajir, Samburu, Turkana, Baringo, West Pokot and Garissa counties said the party was the best choice for them.
Mutua assured all aspirants that the party nominations will be free and fair.
“We will not make the same mistakes that are being witnessed in other parties,” said Mutua.
Wajir East parliamentary aspirant Ali Mahamood said MCC had a national outlook and will offer transformative leadership to the country.
“Mutua has offered leadership at the county level and which all can see,” said Mahamood.
Garissa Township parliamentary aspirant Abdulahi Sule said he was ready to face the sitting MP Aden Duale.
He said Garissa people wanted to be led by development conscious leaders.
“That’s why we are in Mutua’s party because he is a development conscious leader,” said Sule.
Journalist Obadiah Kendagor also joined the party and will vie for the West Pokot parliamentary seat.
Two sitting MCA’s Ole Nchoe from Mosiro Ward in Narok and Richard Kitilit from Baringo ward defected from Wiper and Jubilee parties respectively.
MCC has bagged political heavyweights from other parties and who include former presidential advisor Kilemi Mwiria, Embu Senator Lenny Kivuti and Jubilee nominated Senator Emma Mbura among others.