National Assembly Majority leader, Amos Kimunya will surely be forced to eat his own words after the embarrassing defeat of President Uhuru’s Jubilee party in Rurii ward, Nyadarua county where the MP hails from
During the campaigns at Rurii ward, Kimunya went on record vowing to resing should Jubilee party’s Kiriga Peter Thinji lose the MCA seat by election to his rival who was vying on a UDA ticket..
“I would not like to hear that I am the majority leader of the jubilee party in National Assembly and Jubilee fails to secure a seat in Nyandarua. What will I do? I would rather resign than hear that the Jubilee party has lost,” Kimunya said in a function at Nyandarua county.
However, since Jubilee lost to Githaiga Francis Muraya, the majority leader has instead urged those who lost in by-elections including in Juja and Bonchari constituencies to accept the results and try again next time.
Jubilee party has faced ridicule after losing in all the three by-elections held on May 18.
In Bonchari constituency, ODM’s Pavel Oimeke won, and in Juja constituency, PEP’s Geoffrey Koimburi emerged the winner.
Before the Juja by-elections, Jubilee Vice-chair David Murathe had downplayed the influence of Moses Kuria’s PEP party daring him to field a candidate.
He also suggested that the Gatundu South MP should present himself to electorates under his party and wait for the consequences.
“It is a high time we test Moses on the ground and his so-called popularity. Let him go and run on PEP in Gatundu south. Let the party fill their candidate and the people to decide,” he said.