Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital News
Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU) candidate Lily Nduku Mwanzia (centre) flanked by party officials when she announced withdrawal from Machakos Senate race on February 2, 2021.

County News

Chama Cha Uzalendo candidate pulls out of Machakos Senate race over funds hitch

MACHAKOS, Kenya Feb 2 – Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU) candidate in the upcoming Machakos Senatorial by-election Lily Nduku Mwanzia has withdrawn from the race.

Nduku told a news conference on Tuesday morning that she opted to pull out after experiencing financial constraints in the race dominated by candidates from major political parties in the country whose funders are displaying opulance in campaigns.

Ahead of the March 18 by-election, top leaders from Kalonzo Musyoka’s Wiper Party, Governor Alfred Mutua’s Maendeleo Chap Chap and Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) have intensified campaigns to outshine each other.

The leaders have been accompanying their candidates Agnes Kavindu Muthama (Wiper), Ulbanus Ngengele (UDA) and Mutua Katuku of Maendeleo Chap Chap in roadside campaigns with huge convoys.

“Honestly speaking it would be a tall order to continue competing with aspirants who are NOT using their own resources to campaign. I am therefore forced to withdraw my candidature for 2021 and focus on 2022,” said Nduku, “I also wish to let you know that the best person does not always win.”

The seat fell vacant following the death of Senator Boniface Mutinda Kabaka who was elected on a CCU ticket.

The race has attracted more than 10 candidates including former police officer Francis Munyambu who is vying on an Independent ticket.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


More on Capital News

Capital Health

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 19 – A Science and Technology lobby group has emphasized the need to educate the public on the process of clinical...

Corona Virus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 19- Kenya’s COVID-19 positivity rate slowed to 9.6 percent on Monday even as 20 deaths were recorded, raising the cumulative fatalities...


NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 19 – President Uhuru Kenyatta has decried the growing number of conflicts in Africa and called for the upscaling of conflict...

County News

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 19- Small and medium businesses can now breathe a sigh of relief after the High Court in Machakos temporarily barred the...


Kigali, Rwanda, April 19 – France “bears significant responsibility” for enabling the genocide in Rwanda and still refuses to acknowledge its true role in the...


Brussels, Belgium, April 19 – The EU on Monday imposed sanctions on 10 Myanmar junta officials and two conglomerates linked to the military over the...


NAIROBI, Kenya Apr 19 – Employment and Labour Relations Court Judge Nduma Nderi says his vast legal experience in the field of conflict management...


Moscow, Russia , April 19 – Russia’s penitentiary service on Monday said it was transferring ailing Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny to prison hospital, as the EU...