Meru senator hopeful stuns voters with Sh40 million campaign limousine

A Meru senator aspirant left tongues wagging after he used his Sh40 million limousine to traverse the county to popularise his bid.

Zablon Mathenge, who also owns Mwariama – a local media house broadcasting in Kimeru, says he is the best option for the seat.

“I have created employment and championed rights of the Ameru by opening up the media industry,” he said Nkubu town on Saturday.

It was the second time he put the vehicle on the campaign trails as he sought to rally residents to vote for him on August 8.

Mathenge said he will not erect billboards as he campaigns but will instead use the money for such publicity to help the needy.

He asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to solve the ongoing ballot papers tender row pitting IEBC and NASA so that the polls are not postponed.

The Mazingira Greens Party candidate pulled a significant crowd who came to get a glimpse of the H3 Hummer Limousine.

Some of the residents even took pictures with it.

“We have never seen such a vehicle in our entire live. We have come to witness this ‘miracle’. It is like a moving house,” one of the curious onlookers said.

Mathenge traversed Tigania and Igembe as he sought to popularise himself in the area.

He is competing against Jubilee’s Mithika Linturi, PNU’s Mugambi Imanyara and Independent candidate Kobia Maranya.

Others in the race are Anderson Kathendu and Githonga Thuranira.

Mathenge bought the vehicle in December 2016 after he flew out to Washington DC.

He ordered a customised 32-feet long Hummer H3 stretch limousine which he paraded in the town on December 17 last year.

The limo has two escort cars and bouncers with walkie talkies who coordinate its operations.

The limo 24-seater car is fitted with a TV screen, drinks cabinet, intercom, music system and mood lighting.

Mathenge has been hiring the vehicle for weddings, corporate events and other social activities at Sh35,000 per hour.

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