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Police Cancel UDA & Jubilee Rallies

Kiambu Deputy County Commander Ali Nuno affirmed that two rival events couldn't take place at one venue.

Nuno also cited security reasons as another factor for the cancellation of both rallies.

Murang'a Senator Irung'u Kang'ata, a staunch supporter of Deputy President William Ruto, alluded to the incident citing that UDA had booked the venue in advance. 

The two rallies were aimed at ramping up support for their candidates in the hotly contested Kiambaa and Muguga by-elections slated for Thursday, July 15.

The Kiambaa by-elections will see a face-off between Jubilee's Kariri Njama and UDA's John Njuguna while in Muguga there will be a clash between Jubilee's Githinji Mung'ara and UDA's Kamau Thumbi.

According to many politicians and pundits, the two by-elections will be a litmus test for the 2022 General elections where both parties will expect to field candidates in different fields.

The recently held by-elections gave the country a glimpse of next year's General elections. In the Bonchari by-elections, ODM scooped the victory with their candidate Pavel Oimeke beating both Jubilee's Zebedeo Opore and UDA's Teresa Bitutu. 

However, in Rurii ward by-elections, UDA's Francis Muraya emerged victorious against Jubilee's Peter Thinji.

In Juja by-elections, George Koimburi of the Peoples Empowerment Party (PEP), under Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, defeated Jubilee's Susan Waititu.

Both UDA and Jubilee are set to front candidates as the General elections draw closer. The DP is heavily touted to vie for the Presidency using the UDA outfit.

Jubilee, on the other hand, is linked to a coalition with the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party- a bid that is seen to seal off the 2018 handshake agreement between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga.

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