Juja aspirant George Koimbori. [Source/Koimbori]
George Koimbori, a prominent businessman vying on the party led by outspoken Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, alleged the people who have been threatening him are all close allies of President Uhuru Kenyatta.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and CS Fred Matiang'i. [Source/Kenyans Blog]
Taking to Twitter after casting his vote, the aspirant named Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i, Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju, Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe and the 'Deep State'.
Koimbori is facing stiff competition from Jubilee candidate, Susan Njeri, who is the widow of immediate MP the late Francis Munyua Waititu alias Wakapee.
Tuju and Murathe. [Source/JP]
The race has also attracted other candidates including former head of Inooro radio Zulu Thiong'o (Independent), industrialist Anthony Karori (Maendeleo Chap Chap), businessman Ken Gachuma (National Liberal Party) among others.
Koimbori had initially wanted to vie on Jubilee's ticket but abandoned the move citing threats from powerful party officials, and upon realisation he was unwanted in the ruling party.
"This forced me to decamp from Jubilee after realising that the leadership was favouring Mrs Waititu in the nominations," the aspirant said.
Koimbori has the backing of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) which is associated with Deputy President William Ruto.
The newly re-launched pasty has sponsored candidates in Bonchari parliamentary and Rurii ward by-elections also taking place today(Tuesday).
Outspoken city lawyer Wahome Thuku has asked Juja voters not to vote for Koimbori thinking they will punish President Uhuru Kenyatta, noting if elected he would still support the President and the Jubilee government.
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