If it doesn’t contain lies and betrayal with personal agenda’s then it is not Kenyan politics.The winds of elections have started blowing politicians already to different sides after the Kenyan courts re directed some constituencies back to the ballot box following lection petitions.
The upcoming Embakasi South bi-elections have thrown dust in the Jubilee party with the uprisal of defiant side led by Moses Kuria.
On Tuesday, Kuria posted on Facebook that he was throwing his weight behind Wiper candidate Musili Mawathe “in the spirit of the handshake and the Building Bridges Initiative”.
“…myself and like-minded leaders, in our individual capacities, have today resolved to support Mawathe to retain his seat,” Kuria said on Tuesday.
He was accompanied by MPs Charles Njagua (Starehe), George Theuri (Embakasi West), Simon Mbugua (EALA), Makali Mulu (Kitui Central) and former Machakos Senator Johnstone Muthama.
This comes just days after Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju said that in the spirit of the handshake, the ruling party would not field candidates in Embakasi South and Ugenya.
Mawathe will go against ODM’s Irshad Sumra, with Raila’s party already having warned its NASA affiliates – Wiper, ANC and Ford-Kenya – not to field candidates.
Tuju in a statement on Friday evening said the decision was arrived at after lengthy consultations by its leadership.
When Jubilee Party posted the statement on Twitter, ODM retweeted with the comment, “Thank you, Jubilee Party.”