Brian Mutiga, a former Member of County Assembly (MCA) aspirant expressed his shock on Saturday after his constituents who failed to vote for him in the last general election invited him for a fundraiser.
Mutiga in the 2022 general election vied unsuccessfully for the Kianjai Ward Representative in Meru County.
At some of the polling stations, he received zero votes despite aligning himself with President William Ruto who was the popular candidate for the country’s top seat in the region.
“There is this polling station where I received zero votes and they are inviting me for a fundraiser as a chief guest,” the politician said in a statement.
Kenyans vote at Rongai Constituency, Nakuru County during the August 9, 2022, General Election.
“I am having mixed reactions about this invitation considering the fact that nobody saw it right to vote for me.”
He explained that the area had 500 registered voters, expressing his disappointment that he didn’t manage a single vote despite camping in the region.
Nonetheless, his followers advised him to attend anyway as a way to demonstrate leadership. Many opined that the invitation was an indication of locals reaching out to him because the incumbent is not delivering.
As such, he was advised to use the opportunity to campaign for the 2027 general election.
He was further told that that his appearance or lack thereof would not affect the progression of the fundraiser and it would likely meet its targets either way.
“I will be going, to also have a deep conversation with them,” he finally decided, adding that he would ask his constituents hard questions on why they did not vote for him.
In 2013, an almost similar incident happened in Nyandarua County where former Kipipiri Member of Parliament Amos Kimunya wrote a thankless note after losing elections.
In the letter, Kimunya accused the electorate of not being appreciative of all the good deeds he had done for them.
Former Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya at a past function.