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Murang’a: Three UDA senatorial aspirants drop bids to back Joe Nyutu

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022 14:55 | By
Joe Nyutu addressing the press in Murang'a. PHOTO/Wangari Njuguna

United Democratic Alliance party will not be holding nominations for the aspirants eyeing the senator's seat in Murang'a County after the contenders agreed to support one candidate for the seat.

Kamau Mutuota, Macharia Mburu and James Karihe agreed drop their ambitions to support Joe Nyutu for the seat.

The agreement came after intense negotiations which were led by Murang'a senator Irungu Kang'ata and Kandara MP Alice Wahome.

Mutuota said he was not coerced to make this decision neither was he given money to drop his bid but he did it out of free will.

"We got to a negotiating table and had to choose the strongest candidate amongst us and thus agreed to support him.

"This is going to save the party the resources and time we would have spent in the primaries and now our focus will be to drum up support for the candidate as well as Deputy President William Rutto who is our presidential flag bearer," he said.

He also hinted this was to strike a balance on the boundary issue which is cropping up in the county, saying the north shall produce the governor and south to produce the senator.

"This issue is bound to come up and will spark a heated debate but in our party we have sorted it out by having kang'ata from North as the governor and Nyutu from South as the senator" he said.

Nyutu on his part lauded his competitors for this move exuding confidence of taking the seat on August 9 polls.

He claimed that there was a plan to have the UDA in the county tampered with.

"We got the intelligence report about this and opted to put our house in order before things got messed up.

"I am confident of winning this seat and I promise the people of Murang'a that I will deliver better leadership to them," he added.

Outgoing senator Kangata will be vying for the county governor seat.

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