Kimunya warns of funds freeze if Uhuru loses
A fierce battle has erupted in Kiambaa constituency as two opposing camps engage in a fierce battle for the by-election slated to take place in July this year in which President Uhuru Kenyatta has vowed to win at all costs. The UDA candidate allied to deputy president William Ruto has warned President Uhuru to prepare for “embarrassing defeat” worse than the Juja outcome.
President Uhuru has warned his top strategists to start “looking for jobs” if they lose Kiambaa to the other “faction”
The Kiambaa by-election outcome is being widely viewed as a litmus test to Uhuru’s support in Mount Kenya ahead of the 2022 succession election and will be keenly watched. Aware of this critical outcome, President Uhuru has warned his top strategists to start “looking for jobs” if they lose Kiambaa to the other “faction” saying after the Juja defeat, another failure would be “unacceptable!”
Sources told The Weekly Vision online that an angry president had told off Jubilee party vice-chairman David Murathe for perennial “blatant lies” and Kiambu governor Dr James Nyoro as being “shameless greed for small cash” after the Juja defeat in the May by-election. Kiambaa promises to be the game-changer for the Ruto allied wing that won Juja and has promised to win again against the Uhuru camp,
As the two camps locked horns, a worried National Assembly majority leader Amos Kimunya fearing to face the president’s wrath in case their team loses has thrown a spanner into the works. He is warning of project funds freeze if his team loses.
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru told off Kimunya for saying the government will not allocate development funds to Kiambaa constituency should the electorate not elect its candidate. Waiguru says Kenyans have a right to make independent choices without being intimidated as the government has to serve all Kenyans. “While we call upon the Kiambaa electorate to elect the Jubilee candidate, the party has disassociated itself from the sentiments made,” she said. “We know President Uhuru Kenyatta has initiated development projects across the country even where he was not supported in the 2017 elections.”
Waiguru noted that Kimunya’s sentiments were personal and didn’t represent the position of the Jubilee party. “Such utterances are meant to ruin the good reputation of the party which was formed based on equity leadership and efficient service to all Kenyans.
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