Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has said that Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto financed his candidate for the just-ended Juja Parliamentary by-election.
Kuria who recently withdrew his candidate from the upcoming Kiambaa by-election in favor of Ruto’s UDA candidate said Ruto supported him politically as well.
“Yes, I received tremendous support from the deputy president for the Juja by-election both financial and political,” Kuria said.
In an interview with KTN News on Thursday, May 27, the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) party leader further said that his friendship with Ruto has been mutually supportive.
“He is my friend, sometimes he also goes broke and I give him money,” Kuria said.
George Koimburi of PEP, an affiliate party of Ruto’s UDA won the hotly contested Juja-by-election.
Koimburi garnered 12,159 votes to clinch the seat where Susan Njeri Waititu of the Jubilee party came a distant second after getting 5,746 votes.
Last week, the vocal legislator announced that his party would not field a candidate for the Kiambaa parliamentary by-election and would instead drum up support for the UDA party candidate.
Kuria dismissed allegations that he had been bribed KSh 50 million to withdraw his candidate from the Kiambaa by election.
He said his decision was reached at after he held an extensive meeting with William Ruto which was anchored on the unity of the hustler nation.
“For the unity of the hustler nation, PEP will not be fielding a candidate for the Kiambaa by-election,” Kuria said.