A video of Embakasi East candidate on a Jubilee Party ticket Francis Mureithi distributing free unga to residents has elicited mixed reactions online.
Mureithi is seen handing out three packets of unga to each constituent in the video that has been widely shared online.
The 30-year-old will be battling it out with ODM’s and former student leader Babu Owino and eight other aspirants in the August 8 elections.
He told Nairobi News that the 1,200 bales of unga were donated by one of his friends.
“People have this misconception that there is unga shortage. There is a lot of maize at the millers and the subsidized unga is there in plenty for all Kenyans,” he said.
Mureithi said his opponents are threatened because he has the interest of the constituents at heart.
“I cannot watch the people from poor households in Embakasi East go hungry. They asked for unga and I managed to bring it to them. I will donate food to everyone who needs it whether they support me or not,” he said.
Mureithi accused his opponents of sponsoring violence that took place shortly after the unga distribution event at Vumilia groups in Upper Savanna ward.
“As we were leaving the venue someone fired shots and a scuffle ensued. I have however followed up on the incident and managed to hear from the family of the man who was injured, am told he is safe,” claimed Mureithi.
BAG OF GOODIES
Mureithi’s bag of goodies includes ensuring the constituency gets equal distribution of water in collaboration with the county government, making education accessible to all and ensuring security and sanitation.
— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) July 17, 2017