Politics

‘You’ve done nothing in 15 years,’ Siroma answers Kimiti

Florence Siroma has asked Henry Kimiti, with whom she is competing for the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket for the Poka Kenyawa Ward MCA seat, to focus on selling his policies and desist from unwarranted attacks against her

An aspirant for the Member of County Assembly seat in Poka Kenyawa Ward of Kajiado East constituency has told off the incumbent for saying she had been recruited as a spoiler.

Denying the allegations, Florence Siroma asked Henry Kimiti, with whom she is competing for the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket, to focus on selling his policies and desist from unwarranted attacks against her.

At a previous function, Kimiti is said to have accused Ms Siroma of working in cahoots with Bernard Muloma of Azimio to rock UDA. Muloma is seeking the same seat on an Azimio ticket.

Kimiti is said to be a close ally of outgoing Kajiado East Member of Parliament Peris Tobiko, who is gunning for the UDA gubernatorial ticket in Kajiado in her efforts to become the county’s first female governor.

“Kimiti has held the seat for 15 years and has done nothing in all that time,” said Ms Siroma. “Let him state what projects he has spearheaded and stop dividing the electorate along clan lines.”

Ms Siroma, 34, further said she was sure of winning the party nominations and later the election because she had the backing of the youth, the church, and women in the ward. “Kimiti wants us to talk. Nothing of the sort will happen,” she said, adding that he had no support and had resorted to hiring crowds.

The mother of three further accused Kimiti of issuing bursaries unfairly and discriminatively. “He is also responsible for grabbing plots from those allotted and reissuing them to his friends.” Kimiti, she said, had also developed a bad relationship with other leaders in the county. This had negatively affected the delivery of services to residents of the ward, with roads and other facilities in a pathetic condition. This was particularly so whenever it rained, she said.

Ms Siroma is making her first attempt at elective politics and says she has not taken sides with contenders for other positions, but will work with whoever is elected into office.

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