Meru women representative Florence Kajuju PHOTO:COURTESY
Woman Representative Florence Kajuju (above) has cautioned party leaders against hand-picking candidates for various seats ahead of the next General Election.
She said many members, especially sitting MPs, are defecting from major parties because some leaders have preferred candidates.
“Some leaders who think the parties belong to them want to hand-pick candidates without caring if they are popular or not.
The situation is dire in Meru and major parties are likely to suffer during the elections,” Kajuju said, adding that some MPs have even decided to defend their seats as independent candidates because they have not been assured of fair nominations.