Runyenjes MP Cecily Mbarire has accused governor Martin Wambora of using state security apparatus to intimidate her in a bid to force her quit from the Embu gubernatorial contest.
In a statement to the press, Mbarire said she has been under siege from a squadron of police officers who have invaded her privacy by ransacking her political office and private house without a search warrant ostensibly to look for Jubilee election materials.
While expressing fears on her personal safety, the legislator revealed that the police officers who have also been accompanied by official county vehicles claimed to be under instructions from Governor Wambora to keep tabs on her political moves, both in public and at home.
The two leaders traded jibes as to who led to the bungling of the Jubilee nominations, with each faction taking turns to accuse the other of attempts to rig the primaries through illegally acquired ballot papers.
Mbarire scoffed at Wambora with claims that the unleashing of state security machinery on her was a smokescreen to hoodwink Embu residents against the governor’s underhand dealings with unscrupulous Jubilee officials that are hell-bent on pushing her out of the gubernatorial race.
She conversely sought to assert her commitment to oust the incumbent governor despite his intimidation and dared him to muster the courage to faceoff with her in a level political playing field without abusing the powers conferred on him by the electorate.