Machakos candidate Wavinya Ndeti on Sunday ignored the county’s gubernatorial TV debate hosted by a local station.
Instead, Ms Ndeti was on social media sharing updates of a local tournament, prompting Twitter users to seeks answers for the snub.
The debate was hosted and moderated by Citizen TV’s Anne Kiguta who stated that all the four candidates had been invited.
Machakos governor Alfred Mutua and Jubilee Party candidate Lemmy Muia were the only ones who showed up for the debate. Independent candidate Bernard Kiala and Wiper’s Ms Ndeti were a no show.
Ms Ndeti has in the past been the subject of memes after she corrupted a famous Swahili proverb.
Her other interview with Citizen TV’s Jeff Koinange too became an internet sensation, with users observing that she had called the host’s name many times during the interview.
Here are reaction to the debate that Ndeti snubbed.
Wavinya playing safe not attending intrusive debates, hoping to ride on a wave. Very unfortunate way of thinking #MachakosDebate
— Benji Ndolo (@BenjiNdolo) July 16, 2017
Wavinya has realised how debates are affecting her candidature.Her cluelessness leaks and washes some votes away with it #machakosdebate
— Kamba Pundit (@kamwash254) July 16, 2017
#MachakosDebate Actually wavinya had no space in the debate it was only meant for those who can speak fluent English and kiswahili methali's
— Nderui misheck. (@NderuiMisheck) July 16, 2017
What happened to sipite,, she couldn't handle the English?? #MachakosDebate
— jonnie Munene (@JonnieBoey) July 16, 2017
Wavinya Ndeti cant debate issues. Arrange debates za kukanusha methali, you will see her #MachakosDebate
— Patrick Kyalo (@boekokazee) July 16, 2017
Masters of slavery always target the saviour Gov mutua showed machakos people how to break from slavery let's not go back #MachakosDebate
— Francis_marto (@francismatzo) July 16, 2017
Muya seems to agree with Dr Mutua on every aspect. Now the question is why is he running? He seems confused or paid to run #MachakosDebate
— Lord Abraham Mutai (@ItsMutai) July 16, 2017
— Ryan Mucilih Samir© (@Ryan_Mucilih) July 16, 2017