Chama Cha Kazi (CCK) party leader Moses Kuria has said that some politicians in Kenya Kwanza are transporting their supporters to rallies so that they can cheer them up.
In an interview with Citizen TV on Sunday, Kuria stated that when Kenya Kwanza is having nine rallies in three or four constituencies, a section of politicians is tagging along their supporters citing the clash between Senator Kimani Wamatangi and William Kabogo.
"I think there is a problem that is happening in Kenya Kwanza which I vowed never to engage in. When we are having nine meetings in three or four constituencies, and then somebody tags along their supporters. I feel when I go for a rally, I should go just alone so that I can see whether I have legitimate support, which I do.
"What my competitors do is transport their fans using buses and lorries to their campaigns so that they can cheer them. This in turn distorts market dynamics because you don’t get to know whether you’ve got real support on the ground. What does it do to me who doesn't transport people, it looks like it's a Kabogo vs Wamatangi," Kuria said.
The Chama Cha Kazi leader, who is part of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance, said that these were the tricks being used.
The legislator said that gimmicks were distorting the dynamics in that it was hard to know whether one had real support on the ground.
Senator Kimani Wamatangi and William Kabogo recently clashed in Kiambu County during a Kenya Kwanza tour.
Since the altercation, Kabogo and Kuria have pulled out of UDA caravans in the Mt. Kenya region citing unfair treatment.