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Musila: Ngilu sabotaging campaigns

By - | January 28th 2013

By Martin Mutua

KENYA: Defence Assistant Minister David Musila and Water minister Charity Ngilu who are both gunning for the Kitui senatorial seat have clashed as their campaigns intensify.

Musila, viewed as a frontrunner in the race has written to Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Chairman (IEBC) Issack Hassan protesting over defacing and destroying of his campaign materials allegedly by Ngilu’s supporters on her instructions.

Musila, who is also the outgoing Mwingi South MP and Wiper Democratic Party candidate for the seat, now wants IEBC to take action against Ngilu to deter any tension between his supporters and those of the Water minister.

“I am writing to officially lodge my complaint against my opponent regarding defacing and destroying through burning of campaign and promotional materials for my candidature as senator,” he adds in the letter a copy of which was obtained by The Standard.

Any proof

When contacted Ngilu hit back at Musila and challenged him to produce evidence that she was responsible for the debacle.

“The Basic Needs Revolution takes exception to these lamentations by Mr Musila and wishes to challenge him to provide any iota of proof that Mrs Ngilu is linked to the alleged illegal actions,” added Ngilu in a statement.

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Musila noted that although his agents did not identify those who committed, perpetrated or sponsored “these heinous acts” he had every reason to believe that his opponent was behind the act.

“I have every reason to believe that the perpetrators must have been acting under orders, direction and connivance of my sole opponent for the Kitui County senate seat,” he said.

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