Kabete parliamentary aspirant Kiriro wa Ngugi has added his voice to the debate on Kiambu politics, especially the awaited Kabete parliamentary by-election.

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The Democratic Party (DP) flag bearer stated that the constituency does not require a ‘foreigner’ to foster the much anticipated development.

“Kabete needs a leader from within and would urge the voters to consider that,” urged Ngugi.

Although he supports multiparty representation in the area considered as Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP) stronghold, he assured that he and DP supports President Uhuru and the ruling coalition.

Speaking on Monday, he expressed the need for a leader who is from the region and whom people can relate with and knows the problems residents are facing.

“We must have an avenue to air out our issues in a good way, a leader from within the area would know what the people need,” he added.

Forces have been directed to former Embakasi MP Ferdinand Waititu, who recently won JAP nominations by beating 11 opponents, and is seen as an outsider who wants to 'take over leadership'.

Pointers place Waititu in a better position to clinch the seat, after his overwhelming victory of 14,696 votes in the nomination.

Mburu Kangethe trailed behind with 2,334, followed by former Kikuyu parliamentarian Lewis Nguyai with just over 1,950 votes.

All the 11 contestants garnered only 6,748 voters, not even half of Waititu’s scoreboard.

The seat was left vacant after George Muchai’s death by assailants’ bullet, with the election slated for May 4 this year.

John Wamagata of Safina Party is also in the race, hunting for the over 46,000 votes in the region.