Kipipiri Member of Parliament Amos Kimunya has now admitted that Jubilee was beaten hands down in the recently concluded Rurii ward by-election by United Democratic Alliance (UDA). However, Kimunya averred that the infant political outfit which is associated with deputy president Dr William Ruto is part of the ruling party.
According to president Uhuru Kenyatta's closest ally, Rurii ward minipoll was more of a siblings' rivalry and not a contest between two opposite contenders.
The National Assembly Majority Leader noted that Jubilee is divided into two factions. On the one hand was a group allied to the head of state and the other associated with Dr Ruto.
Nevertheless, he quipped that the two factions were still in government and working hand-in-hand. He termed the outcome of the by-election as 'a win for Jubilee'.
Further, the MP who was speaking in Kipipiri, Nyandarua on Thursday asserted that the newly-elected MCA Francis Muraya belonged to the ruling coalition and he would be supporting agendas associated with the president and Jubilee in the County Assembly.
"UDA is still part of Jubilee. Therefore, Jubilee won in the by-election. It was as if there was Jubilee A and Jubilee B. The elected leader will still be under the leadership of president Uhuru Kenyatta," said Kimunya.
This comes after Francis Muraya of United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate in Rurii ward, Nyandarua county won in the recent by-election with 4303 votes beating his closest Jubilee rival Thinji who garnered 3143 votes.