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Thika MP decamps to Ruto’s UDA

Thursday, November 4th, 2021 14:10 | By
Thika Town MP Wainaina Wa Jungle greets Deputy President William Ruto. PHOTO/COURTESY

Thika Town Member of Parliament Patrick 'Wa-Jungle' Wainaina is the latest politician to decamp to Deputy President William Ruto's UDA party.

According to Wainaina, he will vie for the Kiambu gubernatorial seat with the UDA party after officially joining the party and being fitted with the "Bottom-Up" cap- by DP Ruto in Kiambu County.

"Now Officially UDA as I seek the Kiambu Gubernatorial seat. This is after having been fitted with the "Bottom-Up" cap by the Deputy President at Karuri High School in Kiambaa," Wainaina said.

The first time legislator thanked DP Ruto for the great reception in the hustler's brigade while on a political tour in his backyard of Kiambu County.

"I thank the people for the great reception as I joined the Deputy President William Samoei Ruto and the Hustler's brigade in meet the people tour in Weteithie, Juja, Ruiru, Ndarasha, Kibichoi, Kigumo, Kwa Maiko, Kirigiti in Kiambu County," Wainaina said.

Wainaina who is the only independent MP in President Uhuru Kenyatta's home county says he is passionate about economic empowerment, and that this will be his task once elected governor come 2022.

"I am passionate about Economic Empowerment and my immediate task will be to prepare all Kiambu and by large Kenyan citizens to form groups in preparation of this fund that will drive Kenyans in small businesses to middle-income bracket," Wainaina said.

He resigned from Jubilee back in April 2017 after the party nominations that declared former Thika MP Alice Ng'ang'a the winner. He disputed the outcome, terming it biased and unfair.

However, Wainaina decided to swim against the party wave and emerged the winner, trouncing Ng'ang'a in the 2017 general elections where he garnered 58,286 votes while Ng'ang'a got 52,115.

Wainaina's entry to DP Ruto's side comes a month after Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru decamped to UDA.

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