By BONIFACE GIKANDI
Some aspirants in Kangema have accused their rivals of importing people from neighbouring constituencies to participate in nominations.
Aspirants and their agents were yesterday involved in recruiting The National Alliance (TNA) party members ahead of the nomination next week.
The constituency has more than 37,000 registered voters who are expected to participate in the by-election on September 17, to replace Former Environment minister the late John Michuki.
Sources claimed that agents of the aspirants have flocked in areas neighbouring Kangema to recruit members in TNA and raise the number of their supporters.
Leaders from Kiharu and Mathioya claimed that they were approached by some candidates to recruit members. Aspirants Tiras Ngahu, Annie Wangari Kirima and Kimani Mugo traversed the rich vote regions of Rwathia, Iyego and Kanyenya-ini locations.
Others in the race are Muturi Kigano, Sam Gatitu, Duncan Githiga, Samson Kaguma, Andrew Kiragu, Simon Mwangi, John Gathogo and Njuguna Mwangi. Yesterday, Ngahu and Kimani met youth seek their in the nominations. Speaking in Rwathia market, Ngahu said he has the capacity to transform Kangema if elected.
Mkenya Solidarity Movement organising Secretary Peter Njoroge Kamunya yesterday said they would support John Gathogo. Mr Kamunya was optimistic that the party has a lot of support in Kangema.