Officially the outcome of the Kiambaa Constituency by-election will determine the electoral contest between the Jubilee Party's candidate Kariri Njama and United Democratic Alliance's candidate John Njuguna on who will fill the vacant seat occasioned by the death of MP Paul Koinange in March.
For Jubilee Party, anything short of a landslide victory in the heartland of its political base will be a loss.
The crux of the matter is best captured in this question: Why should the outcome of Kiambaa Constituency matter to the people of Central Kenya and to the rest of the country?
According to an article on the Standard Newspaper, if DP Ruto' UDA clinches victory in the by-election, Kiambaa is likely to be the first headquarters of the Hustler Nation. This will be a big boost to DP Ruto's presidential bid.
"The point here is: if UDA emerges victorious in next Thursday's by-election then Kiambaa Constituency would be first political headquarters of the Hustler Nation," the newspaper reads.
The Jubilee candidate will have to win to guarantee President Uhuru's grip on the Agikuyu which seems to be slipping away as 2022 edges closer.
Content created and supplied by: DailyContent (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More