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Kihika alleges State plans to rig London by-election

She says Jubilee had panicked and resorted to open-market voter bribery as witnesses at the weekend. And in line with Operation Nakuru West, the police supervised the bribery.

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Senator Susan Kihika

Senator Susan Kihika has protested what she terms as an elaborate plan by the ruling Jubilee Party to rig the London Ward by-election slated for Thursday.

The seat fell vacant after area Member of County Assembly, Sammy Mbugua succumbed to a liver disease late last year.

The by-election has attracted strong succession competition with Jubilee’s Francis Njoroge and UDA’s Wachira Nzuki being frontrunners. ODM and KANU candidates have since pulled out.

In a letter to the Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai, the Senator claims the party plots to use police to cause chaos and disrupt the voting process.

“The dastardly, undemocratic and one-party era scheme is also meant to have marauding gangs cause mayhem in UDA strongholds in the Ward,” she further alleges.

She claims that the OCPD had been ordered by the government to ensure that Jubilee Party’s Njoroge wins, despite the party having no touch on the ground.

A week ago, police tear-gassed lawmakers allied to Deputy President William Ruto to stop a campaign meeting for the UDA party candidate.

The Senator warned the police against being used by State agents to subvert the will of London Ward people whom she said will turn up in large numbers to vote.

She says Jubilee had panicked and resorted to open-market voter bribery as witnesses at the weekend. And in line with Operation Nakuru West, the police supervised the bribery.

“We urge the IEBC to fulfil its role and be the honest arbiter the Constitution and the people of London Ward, and indeed Kenya, expect it to be,” she stated.

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Soar Academy records a 351 meanscsore with all students scoring 300 plus

While releasing the results on Thursday, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha was categorical that there will be 100 percent transition to secondary schools.

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Soar Kenya Academy.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

All students at Soar Academy in Nakuru West beat all odds to record 300 marks and above in the 2020 Kenya Certificate of primary Education.

The school’s top candidate scored 386 marks out of the 500 marks.

10 out of the 18 candidates at the school recorded between 350 and 386 marks.

The other 8 candidates scored between 302 and 346 marks.

Speaking after receiving the news of the performance, Director James Yegon commended the teachers,pupils and donors.

He was however quick to note that they expected more than that but COVID-19 messed up everything.

“We have tried,though not as we expected as COVID-19 had effect on us.We thank our teachers,pupils a d donors and look forward to even  better results this year” said Yegon.

While releasing the results on Thursday, Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha was categorical that there will be 100 percent transition to secondary schools.

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I am safe and in good shape, says MCA Wilbur

On April 19, 2020, outspoken Lake View Ward MCA Karanja Mburu perished in a road accident at the Diatomite Center on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

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Member of County Assembly for Kivumbini Ward, Mr Wilbur Onyango has assured members of the public that he is fine after being involved in a road accident in Kericho County yesterday.

In a Facebook post, the MCA said he had an accident at the Londiani Junction on the Nakuru-Kericho Highway at around 6 pm where his Toyota V8 car lost control rolling twice.

While thanking God for the protection, the MCA said he came out of the accident without any injuries and would like to let the public know that he is safe and in good shape.

“I am grateful to the Almighty God because I am alive after a grisly road accident,” he stated not elaborating further on his destination but said he was alone at the time of the accident.

Upon learning of his misfortune, his colleagues, friends and constituents took to social media to wish him well and thank God for saving his life.

“Thank you God for protecting Mtoto WA Maria,” posted Ms Ann Mwithaga, a member of the Nakuru Benchmarking Team, a local public projects oversight group.

On April 19, 2020, outspoken Lake View Ward MCA Karanja Mburu perished in a road accident at the Diatomite Center on the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.

The early morning accident occurred after his Toyota Vitz vehicle veered off the road, rolled and crashed on a tree-killing him on the spot.

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London Ward contest shaping into two-horse race ahead of the D day

The two Francis Njoroge(Jubilee) and Anthony Nzuki(UDA) will face it out.

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IEBC officials.PHOTO/Courtesy.

A great battle between the ruling Jubilee and United Democratic Alliance (UDA) will be witnessed in the March 4 by-elections in London Ward.

With heated campaigns already for the seat,it has began to manifest that it is a two horse race.

The two Francis Njoroge(Jubilee) and Anthony Nzuki(UDA) will face it out.

Jubilee will be struggling to retain the seat that fell vacant following the death of Sammy Mbugua.

On the other hand,DP Ruto’s allied formation UDA will be in the race to test the political strength of the new political formation.

Francis Njoroge (Jubilee candidate).PHOTO/Courtesy.

However,Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama a close ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta has in the past maintained that London is a Jubilee zone.

Arama has been rallying support for the Jubilee candidate Francis Njoroge.

“London is Jubilee zone and I have no doubt that we shall retain the seat” said Arama in a past interview.

Anthony Wachira Nzuki (London Ward UDA candidate)PHOTO/Courtesy.

Meanwhile,UDA through DP Ruto’s allies in Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri are confident that UDA will carry the day come March 4.

It will be recalled that last week a meeting of UDA was interrupted by security officers on what they said the organizers were contravening the COVID-19 protocols.

This did not go well with the DP Ruto allies who termed the same as intimidation.

“The day that was.The police were used to make sure our meeting to converse for votes for UDA candidate Nzuki Wachira in the London Ward 4 did not take place.We remain unbowed, tukutane ground” stated Kihika.

Besides,Jubilee and UDA,several other candidates are also in the race on independent ticket.

Joseph Kimani Njuguna will fly the KANU ticket.

Bernard Kariuki(People’s Democratic Party), Stephen Adoch(ODM), Rebecca Moraa(Thursday Alliance),Felix Kipruto(People’s Party of Kenya) and Joseph Kariuki of the Service Party(TSP).

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