The United Democratic Alliance has pulled out of the Juja parliamentary race, days after a thrashing defeat in Matungu and Kisii by-elections. The outfit had announced last week, that all aspirants eyeing the vacant seat were to submit their applications by March 8th, last week.
According to Veronica Maina, the UDA secretary-general, the decision to not field a candidate in the mini polls was made after wide consultations, which concluded that the outfit will not challenge Wakapee’s widow.
“We would have really wished to but we have consulted widely including aspirants who had expressed interest in our party ticket and we resolved that since it is the widow, we should not get involved but rather wait until 2022,” she said.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission announced the Juja by-election for the seat that fell vacant following the death of MP Francis Waititu would be held on May 18.
Susan Njeri will face off with the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) candidate George Koimburi. PEP is headed by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.