Jubilee aspirant for Kitui South Samuel Kalii Kiminza has sensationally alleged that a powerful politician in the government has orchestrated the nomination wrangle in the constituency to frustrate his bid to unseat MP Rachel Nyamai in the August polls.
Addressing the media in Nairobi, the onetime Kitui South Legislator said the unnamed top State official has been fighting tooth and nail to ensure Mrs Nyamai gets a direct ticket despite several attempts to block the move in court.
But Kiminza maintained that no amount of intimidation or frustration will make him consent to a proposed consensus requiring that he shelves his parliamentary ambitions in favour of the incumbent.
“Neither in this world nor in another will I step down for Mheshimiwa Nyamai. Either she faces me at the nomination ballot or they get rid of me,” says unshaken Kiminza adding that he won’t relent until the primaries are held.
“MP Nyamai is working extra hard to avoid the exercise in the constituency owing to her being aware that she has failed the residents who are consequently bound to teach her a political lesson.
The two have been embroiled in a court battle which last week quashed Nyamai’s nomination leaving the party without a parliamentary candidate in Kitui South.
On June 16th, the Court of Appeal ordered fresh nominations within a window of 48 hours, which elapsed last Sunday but the party is yet to comply with the court orders.