This follows after the head of state's closest allies declared a widow to the late MP Francis Waititu alias Wakapay, Susan Njeri Waititu as the winner of the recently ruling party Jubilee nominations.
This a blow to Moses Kuria because Njeri, was poised to emerge victorious in the by-election because she could receive sympathy support from the Juja constituents just like it had happened in many minipolls where when an incumbent elected politician dies, their next of kin gets elected. A good exemplification is Huruma Ward in Uasin Gishu where Lucy Chomba won in the recent by-election, making her take after her late husband Peter Kiiru Chomba.
The nominations which were concluded on Sunday by Jubilee saw Njeri bagged the coveted ticket. She was contesting in the nominations with Jomo Kenyatta University (JKUAT) don Muiga Rugara and former Kiambu county Education Executive Joseph Kang'ethe. She would be battling it out with aspirants from other political parties and perhaps, independent candidates in the minipoll. Among them include Moses Kuria's People's Empowerment Party (PEP) candidate George Koimburi and Eunice Wanjiru of New Democrats Party among others.
This comes after United Democratic Alliance (UDA), a party allied to deputy president Dr William Ruto withdrew from the race.
Francis Munywa Waititu died recently at MP Shah Hospital in Nairobi after a protracted battle with brain cancer.
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