The loss of Jubilee’s Susan Wakapee in the just ended Juja by-elections has turned into ridicule for the ruling party, Jubilee party, and President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The party was not only floored in Juja, but also Bonchari Constituency and Rurii Ward by- elections that were held on Tuesday, May 18.
Just after Geoffrey Koimburi of UDA was declared the winner, Jubilee party members who had been tasked with overseeing the three by-elections rushed to State House to get an audience with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
However, upon reaching at the State House, the Jubilee party leader reportedly made a phone call to Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju and the party’s chairman David Murathe.
The head of the state read a riot act to the duo over poor performance in the mini-polls mainly those held in his Mt. Kenya region.
“He was unhappy and blamed Murathe, Tuju, his advisers and government administrators for the loss, telling them that he never wanted to see them in the next coming days,
“He told everyone to go home, arguing they were not telling him anything substantive. He said that going by the losses in the by-elections, they had failed in their assignments,” a source intimidated to the Standard Newspaper.
The incident comes barely a day after city lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi sensationally claimed that Raphael Tuju and Uhuru’s confidant David Murathe are to blame for the humiliating defeat.
“Thanks to Vice Chairman David Murathe and Secretary General (Raphael) Tuju, my beloved Jubilee is officially dead. The cremation of the body is at Juja and thereafter the ashes will be thrown into the Chania River,” lawyer Ahmednasir said.
ODM candidate, Pavel Oimeke and George Koimburu of Moses Kuria’s People’s Empowerment Party won the Bonchari and Juja parliament seats whereas Ruto’s man Francis Muraya of UDA was declared Rurii ward MCA elect.
Interestingly for Juja constituency, Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe in a TV interview underestimated People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) leader Moses Kuria even dairing him to field a candidate in the by-election.