Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has expressed his confidence that the Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party will win the upcoming Kiambaa parliamentary by-election.
The Kiambaa parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of former area Member of Parliament Paul Koinange who passed on on Wednesday, March 31, 2021.
The Juja Constituency mini-poll that is set for July 15, 2021, will be a two-horse race between Jubilee party candidate Kariri Njama and UDA’s John Njuguna Wanjiku.
Speaking during the campaigns for UDA party candidate, Kuria expressed his confidence that the UDA party will floor Jubilee Party again in Juja by-election adding that UDA will garner over 80% of the total votes in Kiambaa.
“As of now, I can tell you that UDA will garner over 80% of the total votes. I want to give Jubilee my sympathies because its death was in Juja and the burial will be in Kiambaa,” Kuria said.
He also thanked the police officers for not interfering with the campaigns saying the field should be leveled for all contestants.
On Monday, May 24, 2021 Kuria said his PEP party had resolved to withdraw from the race in favour of the UDA party candidate after holding extensive discussions with the deputy president William Ruto.
This comes after his PEP candidate George Koimburi emerged the winner against Jubilee’s Susan Waititu’s in the Juja by-election.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) declared PEP’s Koimburi the winner in the hotly contested Juja parliamentary by-election.
Koimburi garnered 12,159 votes against his main competitor Susan Waititu who came in second with 5,746 votes.