BISHOP WANJIRU and WAITITU to be thrown out of Nairobi GOVERNOR RACEPolitics 00:34
Monday January 14, 2013 - The Kenyan DAILY POST has learnt that Starehe MP Bishop Margaret Wanjiru and his Embakasi counterpart Ferninard Waititu may be thrown out of the Nairobi gubernatorial race.
On Sunday, The National Alliance party (TNA) became the first party to disallow Embakasi MP Ferdinand Waititu, who is interested in the Nairobi Governor’s seat, to participate in the nominations while Starehe MP also interested in the same seat awaits clearance from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).
TNA’s Elections Board said the decision to withhold Waititu’s clearance is based on the fact that he bears two different names in different official documents he presented to the party and it was therefore not possible to verify his real name.
In one document he presented to the board, Waititu is identified as Clifford Ndung’u Waititu while in another he is Ferdinand Ndung’u Waititu.
“It is our advice that as things stand Mr Waititu would not be allowed to contest for the nomination for governor under the TNA ticket. The party is committed to making a decisive break from the past and introduce a new standard to party democracy,” TNA elections board said.
On her part, the Starehe MP who is also the Assistant Minister for Housing may be barred from contesting for lack of education credentials.
Although she brags she has a doctorate in theology, Wanjiru’s doctorate is not recognised by the Commission for Higher Education!
The Kenyan DAILY POST