Interior Principal Secretary Dr Karanja Kibicho is accusing some Kirinyaga County Jubilee officials of maligning his name during the ongoing voter registration campaigns.
Kibicho, who has camped in the county since the commencement of the exercise claimed the party chairman John Mithamo Wasusana and a local businessman, Andrew Ngirichi were spreading romours that he was holding money meant to facilitate aspirants for various elective positions.
“For the record, it should be understood clearly that neither the government nor any agency has given out money for the facilitation of aspirants to engage in massive voter registration campaigns,” Kibicho said.
The PS urged the Jubilee officials and the businessman to pay attention to voter registration with equal zeal with which they were engaged in maligning his name.
He said what the officials and the trader were looking for did not exist and the earlier they accepted this reality the better.
In a text message to journalists based in the county, Kibicho said he was among people who wanted to see the county prosper and wondered why they could not demonstrate better leadership.
But contacted, Ngirichi denied being engaged in the said propaganda and added that he has been supporting his wife who is an aspirant.
Ngirichi said he is organising road shows meant to attract those who have not been registered as voters.
“Right from day one when the voter registration exercise kicked off, my main occupation has been to conduct vigorous campaigns for the success of the exercise through road shows in various parts of the county and at no time have I engaged in discrediting the PS,” he said.
Efforts to obtain comments from Wasusana were unsuccessful as his phone was switched off.