According to prominent UDA leaders from Kirinyaga county, the state is pressuring them to support Jubilee party candidates in the Mount Kenya region.
Furthermore, they reported that threats made campaigning for the United Democratic Alliance party and Deputy President William Ruto more difficult.
“We will not tolerate any further threats or intimidation. Because we are not criminals, the government should refrain from attempting to influence our voting decisions “Maina Kihia, the UDA leader in Kirinyaga, stated.
According to the aspirants, the DCI and KRA are threatening them with detention and charges if they do not support the Jubilee party.
They have promised to support Deputy President William Ruto in the presidential elections in August, regardless of the circumstances, as is their right.
“Such threats will not be tolerated.
We will keep campaigning for DP Ruto and UDA candidates in the August elections “Kihia stated.