This was after the party had promised to get a resounding victory against Uhuru's Jubilee Party at a time the party has been experiencing wrangles from within.
Many had believed that the decision by Ruto and his allies to face off Uhuru's candidate in the by-election which also happens to be in Uhuru's Kiambu county could have been an election to watch.
This was also coming at a time Ruto's UDA party has been participating in by-elections where Jubilee Party has also been fielding candidates for example the London Ward by-election that saw UDA win.
The Daily Nation has today established that the decision by UDA to keep off from the by-election was to avoid a direct confrontation with Uhuru and Jubilee party in Juja.
While UDA has made Kenyans believe that it will no longer participate in the by-election, a new twist had now emerged as UDA's plans after 'withdrawing' from the race has leaked.
According to the Daily Nation, UDA could now be planning to back a rival candidate in the Juja by-election who will be running under a Jubilee party.
The newly formed UDA party will therefore hide under another party which will be fielding a candidate in the election who will then face off with the one picked by Jubilee Party.
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