Wiper Party nominations for Kitui West parliamentary by-election today kicked off well with the locals turning up in their numbers to decide between the two contestants.
Nairobi businessman and Nyiva Mwendwa son Maluki Kitili is set to battle it out for the ticket with Edith Vethi, widow of the late area MP Francis Nyenze.
The two candidates early Tuesday morning joined the constituents in casting their votes.
Mr Kitili cast his vote at Matinyani chief’s camp at 9.00 am while Mrs. Nyenze is set to cast her ballot at Kyondoni chief’s camp later in the day.
Addressing the press after voting, Kitili urged the people of Kitui West to support his bid both in the primaries and at the by-election slated for March 26.
He advised the constituents not to judge him based on his being scion to the Mwendwa dynasty but consider him as an individual.
“You don’t choose where you are born. My only desire is to offer servant leadership for Kitui West constituency as opposed to chase for power,” he emphasized.
The seat fell vacant in December last year after Mr Nyenze succumbed to colon cancer which he battled with for close to a decade.