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New Twist in Juja By-election as UDA's Plans After 'Withdrawing' From The Race Emerges

DP Ruto's affiliated UDA party yesterday sent shock waves across the country when it announced that it had backed off from the Juja by-election.

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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