Murang’a Senator Kembi Gitura has ditched President Uhuru’s Jubilee Party days after losing to Kiharu MP Irungu Kang’ata in the Jubilee nomination for the senate seat.
Kang’ata was announced the winner after garnering 158,167 votes against Gitura’s 146,207 votes in Murang’a County senatorial race, a win that Gitura says that were not free, fair and credible as he was rigged out.
In a letter addressed to the party secretariat, the Senate Deputy Speaker says that he has made a decision to quit from the party and will contest for the Murang’a senatorial seat as an independent candidate.
Kiharu MP, Irungu Kang’ata laughed off Gitura’s move adding that it vindicates him as the duly nominated candidate to fly Jubilee’s flag in Murang’a Senate seat. Irungu further said that he was confident to defeat the senator once more in the August 8 polls.
Gitura joins the growing list of independent candidates, the likes of Nakuru Governor, Kinuthia Mbugua, businessman, Kiprotich Bundotich alias Buzeki in Uasin Gishu County, Kitui Senator, David Musila, Funyula MP Paul Otuoma and many others.
The August 8 polls will go down in history as the election with the highest number of independent candidates since independence.