Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga denies voter importation claims

Former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga has denied claims that he is transporting youth from other counties to register as voters in Laikipia County ahead of August elections.

Mr Njenga, who is vying for the county senator seat accused his rivals of peddling lies about him after sensing defeat.

“I have not instructed any of my supporters or friends to register in Laikipia. Am doing my own campaigns. If there are people changing their voting station from other counties to Laikipia they are doing so willingly,” said Mr Njenga.

Speaking to ‘Nation’ on phone, Mr Njenga dismissed reports that Mungiki adherents from Kajiado, Nairobi, Kitengela, Nyeri and Murang’a were registering en masse in the county.

Politicians in the county have been complaining of voter importation.

Laikipia West Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) voter registration officer Dominic Leparmarai dismissed the claims saying there were not voter importation in the county.

“Some of those changing their voting stations are workers in local companies and institutions,” he said.

Other aspirants seeking to unseat Senator G.G Kariuki are Ndung’u Wangenye, Samuel Kabichwa, Douglas Kiguru and Githiri Nyaga.

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