Kenya’s ruling party has shifted its focus to the Kiambaa constituency (central Kenya) by-election after a dismal performance in Juja and Bonchari parliamentary by-elections and Rurii mini poll.
The party on Saturday unveiled Kariri Njama as its candidate for the upcoming elections slated for July 15.
Jubilee settled on the businessman following an interview conducted at the party’s headquarters in Nairobi today (Saturday).
Mr Njama will battle it out with John Njuguna Wanjiku of UDA and PEP’s candidate Mr Raymond Kuria Mwaura.
“UDA believes that power belongs to the people. The opportunity that has arisen in Kiambaa and Muguga is an opportunity for people to make a decision on whom they want to delegate their power,” said Senator Mithika Linturi.
Jubilee Secretary-General on Friday assured Jubilee supporters that it would bounce back despite losing to competitors in the Tuesday by-elections.
“It was certainly apathy; people who feel that they have not benefited enough from the fact that the President comes from that region,”.
“Those who have won in the by-elections, a few wards where turnout was very low and the dynamics are completely different with a general election, they have every right to celebrate but we will be back,” said Tuju.