The Service Party (TSP) leader, Mwangi Kiunjuri has urged residents of Laikipia county to avoid party euphoria and elect leaders based on their track record or policies they present.
He said the people risked failing to pick good leaders if they voted based on their political parties.
The TSP leader said only the presidential vote should be cast depending on the party one is affiliated to.
“For other seats, let’s elect leaders based on one’s track record or the policies they present during their campaigns,” he said during the burial of a Kinamba businessman, James Kigamba at Mwenje village in Laikiopia County on Tuesday.
Kiunjuri cautioned the Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu against giving in to some forces and reopen parties register to allow party hopping.
He claimed that the ruling party, Jubilee is still wooing aspirants from other parties despite the deadline for party hopping having lapsed on March 26, this year.
“We know the party hopping window closed on March 26, but Jubilee is still wooing aspirants from our parties. Is there something they know that we don’t,” Kiunjuiri who is vying for Laikipia East parliamentary seat said.
He said if the ORPP reopened the register, it would show that anything is possible including rigging the August 9th General Election.
The Service Party (TSP) presented its list of aspirants to ORPP on Saturday, but some aspirants intimated that they have been receiving calls from senior government operatives and Jubilee honchos asking them to ditch TSP in favour of the ruling party Jubilee.
Also present during the burial ceremony were Laikipia Senator John Kinyua, former Laikipia governor Joshua Irungu and former Laikipia West Mp Wachira Karani both who are vying to recapture their seats on UDA ticket, Laikipia West aspirant Ibrahim Ngugi (TSP) and two aspirants for Woman Representative position Beth Waithera Wadayana (TSP) and Mary Miano (UDA).