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MC Jessy quits Imenti South MP race, to take up new job

Jessy dropped his bid in favour of Mwiti Kathaara.

In Summary

• Deputy President William Ruto said the comedian will take up a role in his presidential campaign team.

• In January, the comedian confirmed that he had officially joined DP William Ruto-led party, the United Democratic Alliance, after wider consultations.

MC Jessy
MC Jessy
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Churchill Show comedian Jasper Muthomi, alias Mc Jessy, has dropped out of the race to become the next Imenti South Member of Parliament.

Jessy dropped his bid in favour of Mwiti Kathaara.

In a statement on Wednesday, Deputy President William Ruto said the comedian will take up a role in his presidential campaign team.

"MC Jessy (Jasper Muthomi) will join the presidential campaign team after postponing his parliamentary bid in favor of Mwiti Kathaara for the South Imenti Seat," the DP tweeted.

In January, the comedian confirmed that he had officially joined DP William Ruto-led party, the United Democratic Alliance, after wider consultations.

MC Jessy said the DP called him and invited him to the UDA party.

"It’s now clear where the vision is heading. After many days of consultative meetings with my South Imenti people, I have officially been invited to join UDA," he said.

He added that he could not resist joining UDA because it is where his people want him to belong.

"The groundwork that has been done has finally landed on the side of the winning team. When I got the call from the chief Hustler Inviting me, I had to heed my People’s call and his call to join the winning Team. And may the work of redefining South Imenti Now begin," he added. 

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