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UDA senator blames Uhuru after loosing UDA primaries

by Paul Nyongesa
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Nominated senator Isaac Mwaura has blamed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government after loosing the United Democratic Alliance primaries in Ruiru Constituency.

Mwaura, who was eyeing the MP seat on the UDA ticket, lost to incumbent MP Simon Kingara.

Speaking on Friday, Mwaur faulted the state for being part of the rigging claims saying the police aided the exercise.

“It is not fair after having invested for this exercise then receive this kind of shambolic exercise,” he said.

He also dismissed the results saying there were some irregularities.

He argues that results were the same in several polling stations, something he says is impossible to happen.

“As far as I am concerned this election is null and void,” Mwaura said.

He accused the MP of botching the exercise claiming that the MP spent most of the time in a particular polling station contrary to the law.

“What we are demanding, first of all, is that we should have serious investigations. We are making a formal appeal and as far as we are concerned the UDA party should dismiss the results because it is null and void,” he said.

Elsewhere, Kiambu County Senator Kimani Wamatangi will fly the UDA ticket in the Kiambu governor race after winning the nominations.

Wamatangi won in 10 out of the 12 sub-counties in the county with 68,786 votes against MP Patrick Wainaina Wa Jungle who garnered 50,446 votes.

The final tally in sub-counties was as follows; In Githunguri sub-county Wamatangi garnered 11,343 votes while Wainaina got 5,870 votes. In Gatundu South, Wamatangi got 4,318 and Wainaina had 5,090 votes. Wamatangi got 11,087 votes in Limuru sub-county while Wainaina got 5,790.

11,591 voters cast their votes for Wamatangi in Lari sub-county and 5487 for Wainaina.

In Gatundu North, Wamatangi had 5,615 votes and Wainaina got 10,911 votes.

The voters’ turnout in the county was low.

Other nominees for the UDA ticket were former Governor Ferdinand Waititu and Eric Muturi.

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