Ex-Mungiki leader Maina Njenga denies voter ‘importation’ claims

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By JOSEPH WANGUI
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Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga has denied claims that he is transporting youth from other counties to register as voters in Laikipia County ahead of the August elections.

Mr Njenga, who is vying for the county senatorial seat accused his rivals of peddling lies about him because they have sensed defeat.

“I have not instructed any of my supporters or friends to register in Laikipia. Am doing my own campaigns. If there are people changing their voting station from other counties to Laikipia they are doing so willingly,” said Mr Njenga.

Speaking to the Nation by phone, Mr Njenga dismissed reports that Mungiki adherents from Kajiado, Nairobi, Kitengela, Nyeri and Murang’a were registering en masse in the county.

Politicians in the county have been complaining about voters being brought in from other regions.

Dominic Leparmarai, an officer with the Laikipia West office of Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, dismissed the claims.

“Some of those changing their voting stations are workers [for] local companies and institutions,” he said.

Other aspirants seeking to unseat Senator G.G. Kariuki are Ndung’u Wangenye, Samuel Kabichwa, Douglas Kiguru and Githiri Nyaga.


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