If there is one gubernatorial race that Kenyans are eagerly waiting and anticipating to follow keenly on how it will turn in the August 9th General Elections, then its the Kiambu County race. The race is of important political significance since it is the home turf of President Uhuru Kenyatta and also has attracted political heavyweights and titans from the populous and voter rich County that controls 1,293,309 registered voters as we edge closer to the polls which are less than 90 days away.
Today, team Azimio La Umoja have been handed a boost ahead of the august general elections. This came in after one of the powerful elected MPs from Mount Kenya announced his exit from UDA paving a smooth way for an Azimio candidate to sail through on August general elections.
Tujibebe Wakenya Party leader Hon William Kabogo Gitau will be on the ballot on the 9th of August this year. He will be trying his luck in reclaiming the Kiambu gubernatorial seat, a position he held between the years 2013 and 2017. The vocal leader will face off with Hon Moses Kuria, Hon Patrick Wainaina (Wa Jungle), Incumbent James Nyoro and Senator Kimani Wamatangi.
Kiambu county Gubernatorial race countinues to become stiff as we approches the August general elections. We have five strong candidates each representing the strongest parties in the region and one independent candidate. The aspirants are, Kimani Wamatangi of UDA, James Nyoro of Jubilee, William Kabogo of Tujibebe Wakenya Party, Moses Kuria of Chama Cha Kazi Party and Patrick Wainaina Wa Jungle as independent candidate.
The Kiambu Gubernatorial Contest has taken a new twist after one of the county's top seat hopeful unveiled President Kenyatta cousin as his running mate. In a press briefing today, Thika Town Constituency Member of Parliament Hon Patrick Wainaina alias Wajungle who has since shifted his focus to the gubernatorial seat has named former Kiambu County Women Representative Hon Anne Nyokabi Gatheca as the person to deputise him if he successfully clinches the seat.
Musician Kimani wa Turacco. [Source/Kimani] Controversial Kikuyu musician Kimani wa Turacco has revealed his preferred candidates in Kiambu gubernatorial and Woman Representative contests. The two races have attracted influential and power politicians as well as big names in the media. Wamatangi. [Source/Kim] The gubernatorial contest has area's first Governor William Kabogo of Wakenya Tujibebe Party, current Senator Kimani Wamatangi of UDA, and the incumbent county boss James Nyoro who will fly Jubilee Party flag.
The Government has made good its threat to hold oil marketers accountable for the current fuel shortage that has caused major disruptions in the transport and logistics sectors. Thika Town MP Patrick Wainaina alias Jungle promises a major come back after losing the Kiambu UDA nomination ticket for the Kiambu gubernatorial seat.
Thika Town Constituency Member of Parliament Hon. Patrick Wainaina alias Wajungle, who has since shifted his focus to the gubernatorial seat, named former Kiambu County Women's Representative Hon. Anne Nyokabi Gatheca as the person who will deputize him if he is successful in clinching the seat.
Thika Town Member of Parliament Patrick Wainaina, popularly known as Jungle, now says he will pursue the Kiambu governor’s seat as an independent candidate. This follows his dWilderness ignored Wamatangi's triumph asserting the strategy transformed into damaged with inconsistencies and that the champ transformed into currently pre-chosen with the guide of utilizing the Deputy President William Ruto-drove festivity.
Gatundu South Constituency Member of Parliament Hon Moses Kuria who is contesting for the Kiambu County governorship race has officially named and unveiled his running mate. Kuria who is vying on a Chama Cha Kazi party ticket picked one Faith Mwaura as his best choice for thr running mate post as the deadline set by the IEBC for gubernatorial and Presidential candidates to present their deputies comes to an end today.
Thika Town Member of Parliament (MP) Patrick Wainaina alias Jungle has finally come out clear on why he chose to go independent - in his quest for Kiambu County gubernatorial position - after loosing in UDA Party primaries rather than appealing the results. Speaking on Citizen TV, the vocal legislator faulted the Party's nomination organizers, blaming them for his loss.
Hon William Kabogo interacting with traders at Limuru Market. (Photo courtesy). Today, Hon William Kabogo who is eying the Kiambu County gubernatorial seat pitched camp in Limuru Subcounty and more particularly Limuru Market. The Tujibebe Wakenya Party leader took his campaigns there and for a better part of Friday afternoon engaged the traders.
Patrick Wainaina has accused UDA of omitting his name Jungle in the ballot paper. He also accuses the party of using a picture that was not very clear in the ballot paper. He argues that most people in the constituency resonated with the name Jungle more than the others] official names.
Majority of aspirants who lost out on party tickets during the hotly contested primaries have vowed to run as independents in the August 9th polls alleging they were rigged out, a move that could hurt Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement and Deputy President Ruto's United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Party in their intent to have majority in both the National Assembly and the Senate.
Jeremiah Kioni Extends an Olive Branch to Waruguru, Jayne, Mwaura, Wainaina For Losing UDA Primaries
Jubilee party secretary general Jeremiah Kioni has called upon the leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto's UDA party, and who lost during the Thursday's nominations to join their side. Speaking from the party's headquarters in Pangani on Saturday while issuing tickets to a number of Jubilee aspirants fro Taita Taveta County, Kioni assured the UDA aspirants that the will get a direct ticket when they cross over to Jubilee.
The United Democratic Alliance Party ( UDA) which is led by the deputy president and also the Kenya Kwanza Coalition presidential candidate, Dr. William Samoei Ruto, has for the past week been conducting its party primaries, have faced with several challenges such chaos and defections from the party by those who fell like they were rigged off their victory.
Politics is a dirty game filled with betrayal since no single politician can be trusted. Most of these politicians might even look like diehard supporters to a given political block but in reality they are moles or spies to another different political block. Again there are other politicians filled with selfish interests and if these interests are not made in their current political camp, they end up shifting from the camp to another camp.
Yesterday being the deadline for all presidential aspirants and Governor aspirants to name their running mate. Thika Town Member of Parliament Patrick Wainaina has decided to pick Uhuru Kenyatta close cousin Ann Nyokabi Gatheca alias known as Nyoks as his deputy Governor. Wainaina who earlier ditched United Alliance Democratic party after loosing to Kiambu County Senator Wamatangi during nomination elections.
In the recent conclusion of the UDA nomination, a good number of top Ruto's allies have losed their tickets. Despite the few technical issues and boycotted centers, the exercise went on smoothly. The following list is for the prominent leaders who lost their UDA tickets;
Just less than 84 days to the August general Elections,Kiambu gubernatorial race has taken a new twist with all aspirants nominating women as their running mates.This shows that the politics in Kenya is changing as there is also a women running mate in the presidential race for the top contender.