Jubilee Embakasi East MP candidate quits, backs UDA's Mureithi

Mureithi is seeking to oust the incumbent MP Babu Owino.

In Summary

•The DP said Waruinge has stepped down to support UDA candidate Francis Mureithi in his bid for the parliamentary seat.

•Waruimnge stepped down at a rally in the constituency on Tuesday.

Jubilee candidate for Embakasi East constituency Maina Waruinge joins UDA party on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.
Jubilee candidate for Embakasi East constituency Maina Waruinge joins UDA party on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.
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Jubilee candidate for Embakasi East constituency Maina Waruinge has quit, deputy president William Ruto has said.

The DP said Waruinge has stepped down to support UDA candidate Francis Mureithi in his bid for the parliamentary seat.

Waruinge stepped down at a rally in the constituency on Tuesday, seven days to the August 9, general elections.

"Embakasi East Jubilee MP aspirant Maina Waruinge quits the race and defects to UDA to support Francis Mureithi," Ruto said.

Maina Waruinge sealing the deal with the UDA MP candidate Francis Mureithi on Tuesday, August 2,2022, after he dropped his bid.
Maina Waruinge sealing the deal with the UDA MP candidate Francis Mureithi on Tuesday, August 2,2022, after he dropped his bid.
Image: WILLIAM RUTO/FACEBOOK

Mureithi is seeking to oust the incumbent MP Babu Owino.

In 2017,  Mureithi, who was contesting on a Jubilee ticket lost narrowly to Babu Owino.

Others in the Paul Okumu, Joash Omwenga of Wiper party and Stephen Maina.

Kenya Kwanza campaigns in Embakasi East constituency on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.
Kenya Kwanza campaigns in Embakasi East constituency on Tuesday, August 2, 2022.
Image: WILLIAM RUTO FACEBOOK
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