Why MP Moses Kuria linked People Empowerment Party withdrew from the Kiambaa race


People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) linked to Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria

People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) linked to Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria opts not to field a candidate in the Kiambaa by-election after reaching an agreement with other sister parties.

The legislator said the decision was arrived at for the unity of the Hustler Nation following talks with Deputy President William Ruto.

Peoples Empowerment Party was set to participate in the July 15 polls but that did not go down well with his fellow MPs Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira) and Kimani Ichung’wah (Kikuyu) hence has been compelled to withdraw.

The party will likely support the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party candidate in the by-election identified as 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.”

 “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,” MP Moses Kuria said.

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