Shock As IEBC Approves 85% One Tribe Nomination To Nakuru County Assembly
Nakuru County Governor Kinuthia Mbugua on Saturday shared the names of 13 nominees cleared by IEBC to join the County Assembly (special seats). The list which he posted on his Facebook page immediately drew criticism from the residents.
The 13 people list comprises of 11 from the Kikuyu community and only two from the Kalenjin community, this notwithstanding that Nakuru is a cosmopolitan county.
Here is the list as shared by the Governor:
1. Tabitha Gaki.
2. Beatrice Nyawira Wambugu.
3. Rosemary Okemwa Kamau.
4. Kiiru Margaret Wanjiku.
5. Rosemary Wanjiru Kamau.
6. Irine Njeri.
7. Gillain Jepkirui.
8. Virginia Wamaitha Gichanga.
9. Janet WAmaitha Mucheru.
10. Catherine Njeri Waweru.
11. Mbugua Emma Wambui.
12. Hassan Hawa Ibrahim.
13. Sang Ruth Jeptarus.
The post had generated more than 335 direct comments and 100 sub-comments (replies to comments) and it had been shared 89 times.
Going through the comments, the residents even those from the Kikuyu community were outraged here are some of the comments (you can follow this link to the governorâ€™s page and join or just understand the conversation there :http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=244286229045595&id=151789104961975)
Kirathe Josphat â€œzawadi,am a kiuk but tuwatendee wakenya wote haki,hii ndio maana tunaitwa wezi,yes n we deserve to be called thieves if this is what we can do,mr. kinuthia mbugua i respect u but for that utanisamehe,all we want ni justice and equal distribution of resources including job opportunities kama hizi umepatia wakikuyuâ€
Wallace K Chege â€œMzee, on this i dis agree. Nakuru is cosmopolitant and there is no way you would convince me there were no viable candidates to represent the often routed “face of Kenya”. We should be deliberate even if at times unfair, in killing the myth of tribalism, not propagating / creating grounds to be seen as such. Very annoyed Kenyan! â€
Langat K. Walter â€œCant believe my eyes. Kalenjins we messed. Ukweli usemwe! â€
Â Amukohe N. Gabriel â€œAccept n move on please ….that’s the current trend! â€
Â Humphrey Jaugenya â€œLangat as per the list, its 50/50, so just accept and move on.â€
There more other damning comments BUT we can only direct you the governor’s page to read for yourself.