Bishop Margaret Wanjiru to fly UDM ticket in Nairobi governor race

Former Starehe Member of Parliament Bishop Margaret Wanjiru during the unveiling of the UDA offices in Nairobi where she was also nominated as the party's candidate for Nairobi's gubernatorial seat./COURTESY

United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party which is linked to Deputy President William Ruto has fronted former Starehe Member of Parliament Margaret Wanjiru to vie for Nairobi’s gubernatorial seat.

Through the party’s chair Johnson Muthama, the party fronted Wanjiru to vie for Nairobi’s gubernatorial seat indicating that she was suited to run for the seat through the UDA ticket.

Others who were fronted include Evans Kakai who will vie as a  member of parliament for Kabuchai constituency following the demise of the then member of parliament James Lusweti.

Alex Wamukhwaya too will vie for the seat of Matungu constituency which is vacant following the death of Justus Murunga who was the area MP.

During the announcement, leaders allied to the DP including Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and his Nakuru counterpart Susan Kihika, Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichung’wa, Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagwa and Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri graced the occasion urging relevant authorities to provide an avenue to allow competitors campaign.

“UDA  is ready to work together. We shall rescue the economy of this country from sinking,” Ichungwa said.

They insisted that they are moving from Jubilee Party indicating that the UDA party was formed in a bid to uplift downtrodden Kenyans who are suffering due to economic hardship.

The Nairobi governor by-election which is being challenged in court will be held on February 18th, 2021.

Matungu and Kabuchai constituencies by-elections will be due March 4, 2021.