Moses Kuria led party peoples empowerment party will not field a candidate in the upcoming Kiambaa by election slated mid-July this year.
Explaining this in a long social media post, Moses Kuria said the decision was arrived after consultation and extensive discussion with Tanga Tanga allied Mp’s from Mt. Kenya alongside the deputy President Wiliam Ruto.
According to the legislator, PEP was set to participate in the July 15 polls but that did not go down well with his fellow Hustler Nation MPs Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira) and Kimani Ichung’wah (Kikuyu) hence has been forced to withdraw.
It is more likely that Moses Kuria a close ally of the Deputy President William Ruto from the Mt. Kenya region will support the UDA Candidate John Njuguna Wanjiku.
“PEP’s message of hope and renewal has been endorsed by the voters of Gaturi Ward in Murang’a on 15th December, 2020 and Juja constituency on 18th May 2021. We wanted to present this message for approval by the people of Kiambaa Constituency on the 15th July,” said Kuria in a statement to newsrooms.
“However, this did not go down very well with my colleagues particularly Rigathi Gachagua and Kimani Ichung’wah. Yesterday I held extensive discussions with my boss and friend H.E Dr William Ruth on this matter. To make my two colleagues happy and above all for the unity of the Hustler Nation, PEP will NOT be fielding a candidate for the Kiambaa by election.”
In Conclusion Moses Kuria apologised to the voters of Kiambaa for the decision saying that PEP Party will now emabrk on a nationwide tour to meet interested candidates for the various seat.
“I take this opportunity to offer my profuse apologies to Raymond Kuria, the people of Kiambaa and all PEP members who undoubtedly will be disappointed with this decision. The good news is we will now focus on a nationwide tour to meet candidates who will be vying for various seats in next year’s General Elections on PEP ticket.”
Moses Kuria delivered the hotly Contested Juja parliamentary By-election with the new PEP party beating Jubilee’s Candidate Susan Njeri.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC announced George Koimburi of PEP as the MP-elect for Juja constituency.
Koimburi beat Jubilee’s Susan Njeri after he garnered 12 ,159 votes against her 5,746 votes.
Dr Joseph Gichui, a young medical doctor and an independent candidate settled on a distant third with 1,356votes.
Koimburi contested against former MP Francis Munyua Waititu alias Wakapee in the 2017 general elections but lost to the late lawmaker.