REWARD

Senator Mwaura absorbed into Ruto's campaign team after losing primaries

Senator Mwaura will lead Ruto's campaign team in Kiambu.

In Summary

• Mwaura had earlier rejected the nomination results for Ruiru parliamentary seat.

• DP Ruto also lauded Alex Kosgey and Geoffrey Muturi King'ang'i for accepting the outcome of party nominations in Nandi County and Mbeere South.

Deputy President William Ruto with Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura at his Karen office on Monday, April 25, 2022.
Deputy President William Ruto with Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura at his Karen office on Monday, April 25, 2022.
Image: DPPS

Deputy President William Ruto has announced that Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura will be in charge of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance campaign team in Kiambu county.

“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 said.

This comes after the senator accepted the outcome of concluded UDA nominations in Ruiru Constituency, Kiambu County, where he lost.

Mwaura had earlier rejected the nomination results citing numerous malpractices.

The incumbent MP Simon Ng'ang'a emerged winner of the primaries after garnering 10,900 votes. Mwaura got 4,632 votes.

The MP had claimed the exercise was unfair and demanded a repeat.

"Huu uchanguzi tunasema urudiwe [The election should be repeated]," he said.

Mwaura had called upon UDA party leader Ruto to resolve the issue and direct a fresh nomination exercise.

"We have built this party, we feel the pain," he added.

At the same time, Ruto lauded Emgwen MP Alex Kosgey and his Mbeere South counterpart Geoffrey Muturi King'ang'i for accepting the outcome of party nominations.

Kosgey was eying the Nandi Senate seat while King'ang'i was seeking to defend his seat on a UDA ticket. They both lost the primaries.

“Your acceptance to work with the winners Samson Cherargei and Genesio Mugo is a show of true leadership. I welcome you to the National Campaign,” Ruto said.


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