Kiambaa constituency MP elect John Njuguna Wanjiku has thanked residents of the constituency for electing him as their MP.
While addressing the press moments after the Independent and Electoral Boundaries Commission (IEBC) awarded him the electoral certificate, Wanjiku said he was ready to do all it takes to ensure he bags the seat come 2022 general elections.
"In every contest there is a winner and a loser. We believed in God and did our best. I would like to thank the people of Kiambaa for having faith in me," Njuguna said.
The newly elected MP also thanked UDA allied MPs for the support they accorded him during the electioneering period.
"I would like to thank Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), Kimani Ichungwa (Kikkuyu), Rigathi Gacahagua (Maragua), Moses Kuria (Gatundu North) among others and the Deputy President William Ruto for the support they have accorded me," Njuguna said.
Njuguna further stated that there was wide spread cases of voter bribery across the whole of Kiambaa during yesterday's by-election.
"There was a lot of voter intimidation and bribery in Kiambaa, chiefs were giving out money, coercing voters to vote for a certain political candidate and you know our parents tend to fear the chiefs," Njuguna said.
Njuguna's claims highlighted a warning by IEBC boss Wafula Chebukati who cautioned the administrators from interfering with the election process.
“I mentioned six groups of people who are supposed to be at the polling stations; chiefs are not among them according to the Elections Act. Polling stations extends to about 400 meters so people should not be idling around that area,” Chebukati said while addressing the press on the afternoon of Thursday, July 15.
Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa congratulated Njuguna for the recent victory terming it as a win for the people of Kiambaa and as a god given victory.
"We serve a mighty God and no man is powerful, no man is mightier than God, the people of Kiambaa have spoken and it is an emotional moment," Ichungwa said.
Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen also congratulated Njuguna commending him for the resilience he showed during the election process.
"Congratulations to you my friend John Njuguna Wanjiku of UDA on your election as the newest MP of Kiambaa Constituency. Despite all the evil schemes, misuse of government resources and time to subvert the will of the people, the Lord God protected your victory. To God be the Glory," Murkomen said.
On the other hand, Gatundu North MP Moses Kuria called on Jubilee party to stop embarrassing it's self further.
"I would call Kariri Njama and ask him to concede defeat," Kuria said.