, KIAMBU, Kenya Apr 17 – Kiambu Governor William Kabogo has downplayed an alliance by his opponents in the county seeking to oust him in the upcoming Jubilee party primaries.
Kabogo exuded confidence that he still commands unmatched support across the county, with the hope of being nominated to defend his seat in the Friday primaries.
The governor has said that his campaign agenda is to get another term to complete the development projects he has initiated in the first term.
“We are development driven and we seek to re-election to complete the projects we have initiated. Our competitors’ main agenda is to pursue a power sharing deal amongst the five aspirants from the alliance shutting Kiambu interests out,” Kabogo said Monday when he attended the Governor’s Easter Tournament in Thika.
At the same time, Kabogo called on Kiambu residents to shun divisive politics even as the nomination campaigns enter the final stretch.
“Elections come and go and we all should push for peaceful campaigns and not tolerate any form of violence,” he said.
Kabogo’s main challenger in the nominations is Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu who has equally exuded confidence of winning the nomination despite having been placed second by a recent opinion poll.