Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya has changed his mind about reigning after vowing to do so at height of campaign period in Nyandarua county.
Kimunya, who had vowed to resign if DP William Ruto’s candidate wins the Rurii ward by-elections has instead said Kipipiri residents are against the move.
In a Video address on his Facebook page, Kimunya said that he made the declaration without consulting his electorates.
“Unfortunately for me, I did not consult the people of Kipipiri that I represent. Resigning is a fundamental issue that requires public participation,” he said.
“When I consult enough, I doubt if the people of Kipipiri will allow me to bear the consequence on a matter of another constituency.”
In the video that went viral after Jubilee’s defeat, Kimunya told mourners in Nyandarua that Jubilee could not be defeated in Rurii ward yet he is the majority leader.
“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,” he said.
Other than the loss in Rurii, Jubilee party also lost the Bonchari and Juja parliamentary by-elections.
In the three by-elections held on May 18, the ruling party was floored by the main opposition party and other new parties.
The Juja by-election has exposed Jubilee to more criticism since the PEP Party is only moths-old.
Also Juja constituency is in the same county that Uhuru hails from, Kiambu.
These factors have made Geoffrey Koimburi’s win to serve as a big heartache for Jubilee party.