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Votes for Mt Kenya wi*l be between UDA and Chama Cha Kazi – Moses Kuria

Sunday, December 19th, 2021 18:00 | By
Deputy President William Ruto and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria at a past function. PHOTO/COURTESY

Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has expressed his confidence that votes in the Mt Kenya region will only be divided between two political parties; Deputy President William Ruto's allied party United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and his party Chama Cha Kazi (CCK).

Speaking to a local publication, Kuria said the popularity of the Jubilee party is on the decline in Mt Kenya hence giving opportunity for other parties to battle for the region.

According to Kuria, it is only UDA and CCK that will be the major competitors for votes in the Mt Kenya region come 2022.

"The fact that President Kenyatta is retiring with no clear leader in Jubilee might see it collapse. I can tell you without any fear of contradiction that Mt Kenya region, away from the presidential contest, will be a two-horse race between UDA and Chama Cha Kazi," Kuria told the publication.

Kuria also noted that there will be a lot of factors that will come into play in the voting part of the vote-rich region. He said that the popularity of a party in Central Kenya will only be determined in February next year once government officials leave the office and join the political scene.

"The game is far from starting in Mt Kenya region. The real game will start in February when state officers leave the government to contest seats," he said.

He further noted that the popularity of a political party is driven by leaders "a drive and desired results."

Kuria's statement comes after his party's candidate in the Kiagu ward by-election came second to UDA's candidate with a margin of 500 votes.

Milton Mwenda Kabobo who flew the CCK party ticket lost to Simon Kiambi of UDA who garnered 2,440 votes against Kabobo's 1, 824 votes.

Following the results, Kuria said that the voters from Kiagu ward in Meru County had sent a strong message about the future of the Mt Kenya region.

"For a party that was registered on 17th August 2021, we have done very well. For 3 months that I have been in a hospital bed till now, you have demonstrated that you believe in our Kazi Na Pesa message of jobs creation and entrepreneurship," Kuria's said.

Kuria also noted CCK is not a regional, ethnic party or small party as portrayed by their political competitors.

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