As the ripple effects of the week’s by-elections results continue to be felt in their aftermath, insinuations of a new political force forming from the ashes of the mini polls continue to get more and more pronounced. Immediately after IEBC officials had announced the London Ward by-election results in Nakuru county, Moses Kuria, with Bernard Maina, his PEP candidate in tow, walked out of the tallying center and gave a very scathing speech.
Half-heartedly conceding defeat, Moses Kuria noted that his candidate only lost because of the chaos that had been witnessed earlier in the day, and had there not been these, the results would have been different.He went on to bluntly say that the chaos could squarely be blamed on both William Ruto’s UDA, and the president’s Jubilee. Going on campaign mode in what could easily, and perhaps, rightly, be perceived as his future political strategy, he said that if Kenyans were smart, they would easily tell which ones were the cause of their problems, and which ones genuinely hoped to help them.
He finished with an ominous warning, saying that if the two men were allowed to continue with their dangerous antics, then 2022 would be a terrible year for Kenyans.
Moses Kuria has previously declared his interest in the presidency, but has since been sending mixed signals, appearing to support different political factions at different points.
United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party’s flag bearer Antony Nzuki clinched the London Member of County Assembly seat in Nakuru County after garnering 1,707 votes.Nzuki won 38 per cent of the total votes coming from only 24.7 percent of registered voters in the ward.The London Ward seat fell vacant after MCA Sammy Karanja succumbed to a disorder of the Pancreas in December last year while undergoing treatment at the Nakuru War Memorial Hospital.