PNU Alliance Backs Coro’s Radio Presenter Sabina Chege for Murang’a County Seat
Posted by Administrator on February 17, 2012
By JESEE MWANGI
The PNU Alliance has endorsed a radio presenter for the Women Representative seat for Murang’a county.
The party members yesterday unanimously agreed to front Coro FM’s Wanjiru Chege for the seat during the official launch of a recruitment drive in Murang’a. Led by party co-coordinator Sammy Maina, they said Chege is the best suited candidate to clinch the seat due to her knowledge in national issues.
He said PNU and the Murang’a County Local Leaders Forum will support her. “We have agreed to campaign for her vigorously,” said Maina. He said the people of Murang’a trust her and are confident she will floor all her competitors. Chege, who hails
from Kinyona village in Kigumo constituency, is the only woman who has expressed interest for the seat so far.
During the meeting she officially declared her interest in the seat. Chege said when elected her first priority in Parliament will be to champion for the rights of women and children. “Women and children are still discriminated against in this county and once I am elected, I will fight to the bitter end to see that they are respected and recognised in the society,” she said.
Chege challenged women and youth to offer their candidature for elective seats in the coming election. She said over the years the two groups have shied away from competing for political posts a move she said was giving room for politicians to continue exploiting them.
The radio presenter said it was politically incorrect for youth to continue holding on to the belief that they are the leaders for tomorrow saying that they should realize that their time to ascend in power has come.
“Youth have over the years been told that they are the future leaders until they get old, it is the high time they should realize that their time is now not tomorrow as they are told by the politicians who wants to remain in power,” she added.
At the same time the party officials warned members against registering in other political parties while remaining in PNU Alliance saying they would be disqualified if they did so. “All those eyeing for political seats in the next election should join us even as we support the Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta in his quest for the presidency,” said Maina.
Another party official James Waweru asked members to ensure the party became popular in the area so as to compete in the next general election. The former Chairman for Murang’a County Council also took the chance to announce his candidature for Mathioya parliamentary seat.
He said he will use the party ticket to clinch the seat adding he was confident that theAlliancewill be the party to beat in the next general election.
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