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ODM aspirants in Nakuru West want independent committee constituted to oversee primaries

The statement that was jointly signed by aspirants Dr.Isoe Ochoki(MP aspirant), MCA aspirants Hesbon Ongidi,David Omondi, Ken Pacho and Julius Mulinge also saw the aspirants appeal for security of Nakuru Town West not to be interfered through intimidation by any politician during party primaries.

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A section of ODM party aspirants and delegates in Nakuru Town West addressing journalists in Nakuru.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

A section of ODM party aspirants and delegates in Nakuru Town West are calling on the Party Head office in Nairobi to constitute an independent committee that will oversee the party primaries scheduled for April 1, 2022.

Addressing journalists in Nakuru town on Saturday, they cited lack of confidence in the current ODM officials in Nakuru West as well as Nakuru County.

Led by senior ODM member Hezron Okiki, the group of ODM aspirants and delegates claimed the current officials who are mandated to oversee party primaries have questionable integrity queries hence cannot deliver free and fair party primaries.

According to them, the self imposed officials have been collaborating with other political parties that are competitors of ODM adding that this might compromise the integrity of the party primaries.

“We call on the ODM party to form an accountable competent and transparent committee to oversee Party Primaries since aspirants and supporters have no trust with the self-imposed officials who are working very closely with our political rivals from other parties” they said.

They added that there have been cases of the same officials in the name of promises upon giving them direct tickets therefore hence called on the party headquarters in Nairobi to relieve them off their duties and take appropriate action over their unbecoming behavior that demean the dignity of the ODM party.

While noting that Nakuru Town West is the only stronghold constituency for ODM in Nakuru County having won 2013 general elections as well as embattled results for 2017, the members called on the Azimio la Umoja to support ODM candidate after the party primaries as a reciprocal of their support for Jubilee in all its strongholds across the county.

“We call for a clear working formula for Azimio la Umoja in Nakuru county that brings partisans together so that we can deliver a big victory in Nakuru county come August 9 polls” they stated.

The statement that was jointly signed by aspirants Dr.Isoe Ochoki(MP aspirant), MCA aspirants Hesbon Ongidi,David Omondi, Ken Pacho and Julius Mulinge also saw the aspirants appeal for security of Nakuru Town West not to be interfered through intimidation by any politician during party primaries.

They cited incidents in which a section of ODM supporters as well as aspirants have been attacked by rivals.

During the press conference, Hezron Okiki officially declared that he will not be in the race but will support Dr.Ochoki and ensure consolidation of votes for victory.

“There was a scheme to bring people on board to divide the strongest area of ODM.We therefore had a meeting and agreed that we shall consolidate our votes under one aspirant Isoe Ochoki who even won the seat but justice was not served in 2017. We had to make a lot of sacrifices and age-wise I am young and that is why I decided to back Ochoki. We shall seal the loopholes to ensure our votes are not stolen.

Nakuru Town West ODM MP aspirant Dr.Ochoki Isoe on his part maintained that, “As a party we should not be taken for granted in Nakuru Town West where we have all the communities.We want transparency in nominations and nothing less than that.”

The issue of security also came up with Dr.Ochoki stating that the constituents of Nakuru Town West have been living in fear as if they are in a military camp, an issue he said must come to an end.

“We have been living in Nakuru Town West as if in a military camp.Some of our supporters have been attacked including aspirant Okiki Hezron.We wonder why the security in the area has failed to arrest the situation. We demand security in Nakuru Town West” he said.

The aspirants vowed to continue preaching peace in the cosmopolitan constituency.

sub county.

Former Councilor William Atinga of his party revealed that in cases where there are many aspirants then they will reach a consensus.

“We shall allow consensus where there is more than one candidate.

We want proper engagement with other parties in Azimio because we are not a minority but we have a huge following. We have wards like Olkaria, Kivumbini and Kaptembwa which are our strongholds and we cannot miss out on them” he said.

 

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Over 3,000 Form One students to get full term scholarship from Nakuru West NG-CDF kitty

Under the Patronage of area MP Samuel Arama, a total of 1,200 student joining Boarding schools will benefit from the program with full term fee paid.

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama during the issuance of the Bursary cheques to Form One students joining Boarding schools.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Nakuru Town West NG-CDF kitty will catter for full first term fee for students joining Form one this month.

Under the Patronage of area MP Samuel Arama, a total of 1,200 student joining Boarding schools will benefit from the program with full term fee paid.

Another 2,000 students joining Day Secondary schools will also get Kshs.10,000 each.

Speaking to this writer just a day after issuance of the cheques to those joining Boarding schools, Arama said this is inline with the government policy on 100 percent transition from primary to secondary.

While noting high level of poverty in the area, the vocal Nakuru Lawmaker said education was the only way to save the situation.

“I saw how parents were suffering and I decided that all Form ones must be in school by paying their first term fee through the NG-CDF kitty”  he said.

He prides in the program as the only Legislator who has ensured education for all.

The Lawmaker once again challenged national government to put more effort so that the 100 percent transition policy can be successful.

 

 

 

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Arama differs with Jubilee, ODM over issuance of certificates to ‘unpopular’ MCA aspirants

Speaking at Nakuru West NG-CDF offices on Tuesday during the issuance of Form One Boarding bursary cheques, the Jubilee Law maker cited Shabaab ward where as per opinion poll carried out, James Garang was popular but the party instead handed certificate to Jimmy Wagakabu.

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama outside Nakuru West NG-CDF offices during the issuance of Form One Boarding bursary cheques.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama has strongly differed with Jubilee  over what he termed is issuance of nomination certificates to unpopular aspirants in various wards in Nakuru Town West constituency.

Speaking at Nakuru West NG-CDF offices on Tuesday during the issuance of Form One Boarding bursary cheques, the Jubilee Law maker cited Shabaab ward where as per opinion poll carried out, James Garang was popular but the party instead handed certificate to Jimmy Wagakabu.

Arama also questioned why in ODM party in Kaptembwa ward decided to give certificate to Peter Kajwang instead of George Okoth whom opinion poll showed he was leading.

The vocal Nakuru Legislator who is serving his second term furiously urged the two parties to rethink of the decision they had taken in the various wards in Nakuru Town West constituency.

He slammed at a section of individuals in Nakuru Town West who have tendency of rushing to political parties head offices in Nairobi with ‘tribal tags’ in order to be favoured saying such is uncalled for.

“Some people are busy using their ‘god fathers’ to deny the right people who are popular to get chance in leadership which is not right” said Arama.

Arama called on residents of Nakuru Town West not to focus on parties but elect individuals who are development focused and ready to serve the society.

He vowed to work and support Garang as well as Okoth in their political career since they were the people’s choice in Shabaab and Kaptembwa wards respectively.

Arama has on many occasions reminded locals that the development being realized in Nakuru Town West constituency was as a result of his good relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee government.

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Reprieve for Nakuru West parents as MP Arama vows to pay full term one fee for Form one students

He reminded his constituents that Azimio was the way to go and that the coalition would form the next government.

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama at a past function.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Parents with Form one students in Nakuru Town West constituency have a reason to smile after area MP Samuel Arama vowed to pay their full term one fee.

Speaking when he hosted a Thanksgiving event after receiving Jubilee party primaries certificate, Arama assured parents that the NG-CDF kitty will ensure all Form one students are in school.

He added, that this is in line with government policy on 100 percent transition.

The second term serving Lawmaker once again revealed that the gesture was not political but as a leader he was determined to ensure all children are in school.

“I want to state here categorically that all Form one students in this constituency must get bursary for full first term.Let parents buy other necessities but the NG-CDF office will cater for first term fee” he said.

The vocal Legislator also hitting at Deputy President William Ruto and his allies over what he termed is trying to interfere with Nakuru Town West politics.

According to him,Nakuru Town West residents fully back Azimio.

“I want to tell Deputy President William Ruto and Susan Kihika that let them focus on their political career and stop trying to interfere with Nakuru Town West politics” said Arama.

Arama also used the moment to drum support for Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya and Presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga.

He reminded his constituents that Azimio was the way to go and that the coalition would form the next government.

“We are in Azimio and everyone has agreed that is the way to go.In Nakuru Town West there is no politics of division and no one should try to bring such. We want leaders who can deliver” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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