Dramatic scenes ensued at DP Ruto’s Karen home on Wednesdsy after a group of youth were heard shouting Azimio, a slogan associated by ODM leader Raila Raila Odinga.
In a video that has since gone viral, the crowd at DP Ruto’s Karen residence gate chanted Azimio,while mentioning Simon Mbugua, ,the UDA aspirant for Starehe who was imposed by the second in command.
At the same time, Starehe MP Charles Njagua aka Jaguar had met with supporters of the opposition United Democratic Alliance (UDA) outside the official residence of Vice President William Ruto in Karen, Nairobi.
According to the report, on Tuesday, May 3, Ruto welcomed nearly 300 businessmen from the Starehe constituency, with the agenda being to announce Simon Mbugu’s candidacy.
Mbugua, the outgoing EALA MP, received a ticket from the UDA party with which he would be running for the Starehe MP seat.
The UDA party’s decision to issue a ticket to Mbugua shocked Jaguar who had thus thought of defending his current position.
As he marched, the first-term lawmaker said he would defend his seat as an independent candidate, thereby withdrawing his support for Ruto’s candidacy for the presidency.
At Tuesday’s rally in Karen, Jaguar was reported to have gone to the scene but was denied access for “causing a disturbance”.
Meanwhile, while Ruto was engaging with Starehe voters, the Jaguar was disturbed by a crowd of Vice President supporters outside Karen’s residence.
The crowd accused Jaguar of disrespecting the vice president after a parcel was issued to Mbugua.
In a viral video, a section of UDA supporters was seen reprimanding the MP.
Others were however asking their fellow supporters to let the MP explain himself even as they told him to his face that they won’t vote for him.
“Let’s listen to him. But we are not going to elect him even if goes for the seat as an independent candidate,” a UDA supporter who was part of the group said.
Jaguar has been having wars with the UDA party after they issued the ticket to Mbugua who the party reportedly found was more popular than the ex-singer.
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