In a move that has now left observers confused and uncertain as to what their next step might be, the Mt. Kenya wing of Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Alliance Coalition Party is sending a puzzling message to a defector who left them to join UDA but lost in the party’s nomination to replace Kandara ex-MP Alice Wahome. This comes just a week after threatening to dump Raila Odinga.
Murang’a senatorial aspirant in the 2022 poll on the Orange Democratic Movement party ticket Pius Kinuthia took to Twitter to seemingly mock Waithira Muthirania recalling how she was advised against joining the race to replace Alice Wahome but went ahead to dump Jubilee and toss herself in the race. Pius argued that she was unwanted in UDA, and thus the loss. His tweet read,
Mr. Kinuthia Pius.
Former Jubilee Woman Rep Candidate in Murang’a County Waithera Muithirania was Advised against vying in the Kandara MP by-election one month after losing an election, she didn’t listen. She was unwanted in UDA. She lost in the just Concluded UDA nominations. That pain ￼
In the nomination exercise that was conducted over the weekend, Chege Njuguna was nominated as the UDA party candidate for Kandara constituency by-elections.
During a nominations exercise held on Saturday, Chege received 7,826 votes beating 13 other aspirants.
The second runner-up was Titus Mbuchu who garnered 5,335 and was followed by Injinia Stephen Mwaura who garnered 4, 414 votes.
Maina Kamau who deputized former Murang’a governor Mwangi wa Iria got 2,191 votes while media personality Waithira Muithirania got 1,267 votes.
Waithira vied for the woman representative position under the Jubilee Party during the general elections but lost to Betty Maina who is a member of UDA.
On his part, Njuguna vied for the MP seat under the Chama Cha Kazi party and emerged second after immediate former MP Alice Wahome who is now Water Cabinet Secretary.
There have been complaints among the aspirant that Wahome had a preferred candidate who she was pushing for the ticket.
Last week, Wahome who visited the constituency to launch a tree planting programme that will see locals plant 20 million trees over the next five years said the party is keen to retain the seat.
Without publicly announcing her preferred candidate, Wahome stated that locals know what her stand is but emphasized the need for them to vote for a progressive leader.
“You know I was voted in through the UDA party and the government does not want to let go of that seat,” she said.
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