Kiambaa constituency and Maguga ward this morning are choosing their representatives in a by-election pitting President Uhuru Kenyatta against his deputy William Ruto. However, Majority Leader in the National Assembly Amos Kimunya got it rough on Thursday morning at the Kimunga polling station where he was almost roughed up by rowdy youth who were demanding he leaves the voting premises.
The Kipipiri MP who has been leading the Jubilee Party’s campaigns in the constituency is said to have been doing a spot-check of this morning’s activities when he was confronted by a group of angry youth who claimed he was at the polling station to try influencing outcome of the election.
According to locals, the situation has been contained by the security apparatus present and the voting exercise is currently going on smoothly in different parts of the constituency.
The Jubilee Party is fighting for its life and soul in the Mt Kenya region. Today’s by-elections in Kiambaa constituency and Maguga ward, both in President Uhuru’s backyard of Kiambu will determine the fate of the ruling party which currently is facing stiff competition from DP William Ruto’s UDA. The two mini polls follow two successive losses by the ruling party in Juja and Bonchari.