IEBC clears Mutava Musyimi to contest for MP Mbeere South

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has cleared Mutava Musyimi to contest for Mbeere South Member of Parliament (MP) seat.

Musyimi who seeks to replace the current Mbeere South MP Geoffrey Kingangi who was defeated during the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) nominations by Genesio Mugo, urged IEBC to conduct free and fair elections and to respect the voice of Mbeere South residents saying that they have waited for five years to vote in their leader of choice.

“Mbeere South residents have waited for five years to vote in their leader of choice and it’s on this note that we are urging IEBC to conduct free and fair elections during the August 9 election,” he said.

Musyimi who expressed his confidence in winning the Mbeere South Parliamentary seat said that he will prioritize education as his first agenda by ensuring there is issuance of bursary funds to school going children.

He called on churches and other private entities to invest in education so that the Competency Based Education is fully implemented not only by the government but also through public private partnership.

The one-time Mbeere South MP said that he is seeking a comeback so that he can continue offering his good leadership to the constituency and also to finish on the projects he had started.

He said he will ensure that the water shortage experienced in Mbeere South will be sorted out once he is elected by ensuring there is water connectivity.

Musyimi will also be facing UDA’s candidate Genesio Mugo as he tries to make a comeback in active politics after he lost to Geoffrey Kingangi in the 2017 election.

IEBC had issued a timetable for various candidates in Embu to present their nomination papers for clearance between May 29 and June 7.



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