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Wambui defends CS Macharia over politicking claims

25 April 2014, 17:05 Joseph Njung’eh

Nyeri - Othaya Parliamentary seat candidate, Mary Wambui has defended Health Cabinet secretary James Macharia over media reports that the he was campaigning for her.

While addressing the media at her Nyeri home, the candidate who is vying on TNA party distanced the Cabinet secretary from any directly or indirectly involvement in her campaigns.

The Cabinet Secretary was in Othaya on Tuesday where he toured Othaya district hospital Level 5 that stalled two years ago due to lack of funds.

During his address at Othaya Approved Stadium shortly after touring the facility, Macharia made remarks that could have been interpreted as direct support for the TNA candidate.

He said that credit must be given where it is deserved, praising Wambui for her efforts in raising KES 300 million from donors to initiate the project.

He further said that Wambui has made her personal initiative by visiting his office eight times to know the government's position in regard to the completion of the project.

Macharia was however booed to silence after making the remarks by a section of the audience politically aligned to Peter King’ara, Wambui’s main challenger who is vying on a Democratic Party ticket.

However, Wambui has said that Macharia is fully aware that engaging in politics is illegal and thus could not risk making such a mistake.

“Macharia had come to do his job and he promised to oversee its completion in the next three months and that is the only thing Othaya residents wanted. I am also of the view that he should come again,” Wambui said.

“We saw this coming as some few individuals entered the stadium while drunk,” Wambui said.

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