Geoffrey Koimburi of little-known People Empowerment Party (PEP) has won the Juja parliamentary elections, defeating President Uhuru’s Jubilee.
The party, led by Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria garnered 12, 159 votes against 5,746 votes for Jubilee’s Susan Njeri Wakapee , the widow to former MP of Juja.
Koimburi contested the Juja seat against former MP Francis Munyua Waititu alias Wakapee in the 2017 General Elections but lost.
This has been a huge humiliation for President Uhuru’s party since PEP is just months old, compared to Jubilee party which is perceived to hves deep roots across central Kenya and countrywide.
Moses Kuria celebrated the win, bragging about garnering 56% of the votes in Uhuru’s home county.
Iy is worth noting Moses Kuria is Uhuru Kenyatta’s MP in Gatundu South Constituency.
PEP Party is under the umbrella of Ruto’s UDA. The DP yesterday took to his social media to celebrate an early win for ‘hustlers’ in Juja constituency.
“We thank God for Hustler nation victory in Juja & Rurie and the awesome show in Bonchari. A big congratulations to all our hustler teams for a sterling performance against all odds. hongera our competitors, let’s keep it issue-based and pull together. Sasa tupange uchumi na Big4,” wrote DP Ruto.
Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga, a member of UDA also celebrated the win.
The by-elections had been marred by chaos as Moses Kuria’s allies in Tanga Tanga clashed with top Jubilee party members from Kiambu county.
Wiliam Ruto’s allies present in the Juja by-election including Ndindi Nyoro and Murang’a Senator Irungu Kang’ata had a confrontation with Jubilee party agents, Gathoni Wamuchomba and James Nyoro.
Kiambu Governor James Nyoro was accused of leading the violence, with IEBC chairman Wafula Chebukati calling for his arrest.
Chebukati told DPP Noordin Haji to prosecute the governor for the election chaos withnessed at JKUAT tallying centre.
However, the County boss distanced himself from the chaos, saying that he is a peaceful man.
Nyoro said that he has never used violence in any of his election campaigns.