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Limuru MP says Jubilee will win Kiambaa by-election

By Clement Kamau
Thursday, June 10th, 2021 11:17 | 2 mins read
Bishop Kariuki Ngare, alias Gakuyo, campaigns for Jubilee candidate Kariri Njama at the weekend. Photo/PD/Clement Kamau

Administration and National Security parliamentary committee chairman Peter Mwathi has rubbished claims that Jubilee party has neglected its Kiambaa parliamentary by-election candidate.

While reacting to remarks by Bishop Kariuki Ngari alias Gakuyo, who is Kiambu Governor James Nyoro's advisor, Mwathi said the ruling Jubilee has its own strategy in the mini-polls.

"The party has very thoroughly crafted strategies. Those saying that it's not campaigning for its candidate Kariri Njama are misinformed," he told PD via the phone.

He exuded confidence that the party will recapture the seat which fell vacant in March this year following the untimely death of former area MP Paul Koinange.

Mwathi, who is the Limuru MP, called upon voters in Kiambaa to turn out in large numbers on July 15 2021 and vote for the Jubilee candidate saying it's the only party that addresses the plights of the common man.

"One ought to look at the Jubilee's unchallengeable development track record before falling prey to nondescript political parties with no tangible agenda," he said.

Gakuyo, who is conducting a lone ranger campaign for the Jubilee candidate, regretted that Jubilee politicians had embarked on a fence-sitting drama instead of going on the ground to campaign for Njama.

Njama is facing fierce competition from the UDA's candidate Njuguna Wanjiku.

"We have seen other MPs campaigning for their party candidates. Our elected leaders, and particularly those who truly believe in President Uhuru's development record should follow suit because we don't want to be humiliated like we were in Juja," Gakuyo said.

He also pointed an accusing finger at the jubilee Secretariat for failing to avail party-branded t-shirts and caps warning that time is running out.

Njama has, however, remained upbeat and has kept conducting door to door campaigns in Karura, Gaciii and Kihara as well as the populous Kawaida villages.

"We are conducting door to door campaigns and I can assure you that they are bearing fruits if the receptions we are getting is anything to go by," said the visibly excited politician.

Others in the race include Richard Njoroge of The New Dawn party (TND), Evans Wainaina of People's Political party of Kenya (PPK), Paul Karomo of the little known Federal Party of Kenya and Willie Njuguna and David Mugo, both Independent candidates.

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