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Citizen Weekly

Sunday, 9 November 2014


Contrary to rumours that the Kisii South branch treasurer of the Kenya Union of Teachers  Margaret Obiri has withdrawn from the race to replace the outgoing national assistant treasurer Richard Kibagendi, we have established that she is firmly in the race and has not made any such announcement.
Obiri is now blaming the propaganda on her opponents whom she claimed have sensed defeat in the forthcoming December polls and are out to curtail her campaigns through trickery. If elected, she will make history as the first woman to hold the position in the history of Knut. She is the Knut Kisii County Secretary.
Last week, she declared her candidature during Kisii Central branch AGM held at Gusii Institute of Technology at a meeting graced by Knut National vice chairman Samson Kaguma. She has also campaigned and met delegates from other branches such as Thika, Nyandarua, Kibwezi, Trans Mara, Siaya, Kisumu and Bondo among others.
As per tradition, the seat has attracted candidates from Nyamira and Kisii counties as the position, according to the age-long Knut setup, is a preserve of the larger Nyanza region. Kibagendi comes from Nyamira county, and if the rotational system is to be maintained, then a candidate from Kisii county will occupy the position.
Already, the Gucha Knut branch executive secretary Sam Nyairo has made public his interest together with Borabu counterpart John Matiang’i and NEC member Geoffrey Mogire.