The Late Governor Wahome Gakuru's Deputy Mutahi Kahiga has been Rejected for Nyeri Governor Position

Former Nyeri Governor Wahome Gakuru's Deputy Mutahi Kahiga has received strong opposition from a section of Nyeri leaders who demand that a fresh poll be conducted to pick a new governor.

Following the sudden demise of the Nyeri Governor, Mr Kahiga was scheduled to take up the seat according to the law.

He had announced plans for the swearing-in ceremony on Monday amid controversial statements concerning the takeover.
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"We are aware what the law provides, but let Mr Kahiga allow people to vote again in an election where he is also a candidate so that whoever wins can have the full mandate of the people," a leader who chose to remain anonymous told reporters. 

Leaders who do not want the deputy argue that he is not qualified for the position, having formerly been a teacher and an official with the Kenya National Union of Teachers (KNUT).

The Nyeri leaders are said to have been...
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