Ruto hands Isaac Mwaura top campaign job after losing UDA ticket
Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura has today been appointed as a member of Kenya Kwanza national campaigns and the team lead in Kiambu county.
Mwaura will also serve as the leader of people living with disabilities.
The appointment was announced by UDA party leader William Ruto who lauded Mwaura for conceding defeat in the recently concluded party primaries.
"Welcome, Hon Isaac Mwaura to the Kenya Kwanza national campaign. Your magnanimity to accept the outcome of our just concluded party nominations in Ruiru Constituency adds to your leadership credentials. I wish you well in your new role as a team leader in Kiambu County and also in the community of people living with disabilities," Ruto wrote on social media.
Mwaura lost the Ruiru parliamentary seat contest for United Democratic Alliance (UDA) ticket to Simon Ng'ang'a whom he said he is going to support to clinch the seat in the August 9 general election.
"Joining hands with my competitor Simon Ng’ang’a today at Kist county tallying centre after he was declared winner of the Ruiru parliamentary seat that I hotly contested for.
"It’s now time to heal the deep wounds out of the party primaries and thus move forward towards the August general elections," the Senator said in a statement.
He said the focus should now be making Deputy President William Ruto win in August.
"This is to ensure that the party remains united and focused towards our aim of ensuring that H.E Deputy President William Ruto becomes the 5th President our great country.
"The party and its ideals are far much greater than any one of us. Putting GOD first, we shall win," he added.
Mwaura was first nominated by Orange Democratic Movement to represent people with disabilities in National Assembly in 2013 before falling out with the party and joining Jubilee in 2017 where he contested for the Ruiru seat and lost in the primaries before Jubilee nominated him to the Senate.