Division rocks Koinage family over MP seat as widow joins race

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Just a week after the larger Koinange family settled on Lenah Koinange, to replace the deceased MP Paul Koinage, the late legislator’s wife, June Koinange has declared her intentions to run for the same seat.

Speaking to the press on Tuesday last week, Leonard Karuga, the Koinange family’s spokesperson said they had settled on Leah, the last born of the late cabinet minister Mbiyu Koinange for the by-election. Lenah was picked from a pool of over ten family members, who had declared their intention to run for the same seat. She is expected to run on a Jubilee Party ticket.

However, on Monday, Mrs. Koinange said the people of Kiambaa need a leader who will complete projects started by her husband, the late Paul Koinange. Her decision has been hugely influenced by her children and close family members, as well as a section of Kiambaa residents.

 “There have been many discussions in Kiambaa that have brought together voters as well as thought and opinion leaders. The people have agreed that they need a strong personality to complete projects initiated by the late Hon Paul Koinange,’’ said Ms. Koinange.

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