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MP Kanini Kega wants Tuju, Murathe to explain why Jubilee lost by-elections in ‘strongholds’

Kieni MP Kanini Kega says Jubilee Party is in the process of revamping ahead of the 2022 General Election, to ensure that it clinches the presidency, as well as a majority of seats in Parliament.

Speaking at Kiambogo Primary School in Kieni on Thursday, May 27, Kega demanded that top Jubilee officials, including Secretary-General Raphael Tuju and Vice-Chairperson David Murathe, to explain why the party lost recently-concluded by-elections in its perceived strongholds.

Jubilee received a shocker when it lost the Juja and Bonchari Parliamentary by-elections as well as the Rurii Ward mini-poll in Nyandarua County, much to the surprise of party loyalists.

Consequently, the lawmaker now wants the ruling party officials to come up with a clear roadmap, highlighting how Jubilee will clinch the forthcoming Muguga Ward and Kiambaa Parliamentary mini-polls.

MP Kanini Kega addresses looming divisions in Mt Kenya

At the same time, Kanini said that there is a section of politicians who are not from Central Kenya banking on the disunity of the vote-rich region.

The recent coronation of National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi as Mt Kenya spokesperson has elicited mixed reaction, with the ceremony threatening to split the region into two factions.

Kanini noted that he has no problem with any leader trying to receive the Mt Kenya kingship baton from President Uhuru Kenyatta, but they should follow the route of uniting the region.

In addition, Kanini said there will be a series of meetings in the near future, where Mt Kenya leaders will be seeking for the region’s political kingpin who will have President Uhuru’s blessings.

His remarks come just a day after a section of governors and former legislators from the region met in Nairobi to map out a plan to have the region produce a presidential candidate after Uhuru’s term expires in 2022.

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