Ruto loses another Mount Kenya politician to Kiunjuri
Vice President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party lost another Mount Kenya politician after Kirinyaga’s representative, Purity Ngirici, left.
On Wednesday January 5, 2022, the former member of Igembe North, Joseph M’Eruaki, announced his exit from the UDA for the Kenya Service Party (TSP) of Mwangi Kiunjuri.
M’Eruaki left the UDA to join a growing list of politicians and wannabes leaving the party allied with DP Ruto over merger disputes between the “Wheelbarrow” party and smaller parties.
Kiunjuri officially received M’Eruaki who has declared his interest in reclaiming the seat of Igembe Nord.
TSP party leader Mwangi Kiunjuri and former Igembe Nord deputy Joseph M’Eruaki on Wednesday January 5, 2022.
M’Eruaki pledged to launch a well-planned campaign to defeat Richard Maore Maoka in the August 9 elections.
The former lawmaker sat in the 11th Parliament but lost his seat to Maore of the Jubilee Party in the 2017 elections.
The UDA suffered political blows in Mount Kenya after Ngirici announced she would quit the party, with Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria saying he would not quit his party to join the DP party.
Ngirici, on Monday January 3, 2022, recovered his office and other campaign devices after his exit from the party.
It also removed UDA-branded equipment from its campaign machines, including its sound truck and personal vehicles.
“In 2022, I will not support any political party. I will seek to be elected as governor, as an individual, and I am convinced that I will succeed,” said the representative of the woman.
The woman’s representative raised concerns about the UDA nomination process, saying the party led by Ruto had been hijacked by officials who wanted her to give up her ambitions to become governor in favor of the UDA. holder, Anne Mumbi Waiguru.
Ngirici further indicated that she would no longer campaign for Ruto in the presidential race – urging her supporters to freely choose any candidate they deemed appropriate.
A collage of Ngirici’s repainted office and business premises.