Senate Deputy Speaker Kembi Gitura quits Jubilee party
Murang’a Senator, Kembi Gitura, has resigned from Jubilee Party after Kiharu Member of Parliament, Irungu Kang’ata, was declared winner of the party’s senatorial nomination ticket on Friday, April 28.
Kang’ata floored the Senate Deputy Speaker after garnering 158,167 votes against Gitura’s 146,207 votes in Murang’a County senatorial race, results that the latter feels were not free, fair and credible as he was rigged out.
In a letter to the party secretariat, Senator Gitura has since declared that he will vie as an independent candidate in the August General Election in a bid to retain his seat.
Gitura will now join the likes of Nakuru Governor, Kinuthia Mbugua, businessman, Kiprotich Bundotich alias Buzeki, Kitui Senator, David Musila, Funyula MP Paul Otuoma and many others in what is promising to be a unique General Election with strong independent candidates.
On his part, Kang’ata has laughed off the move saying that it vindicates his win in the primaries that he won fairly and he is optimistic have been handed with the party’s certificate now.
He said that he will still trounce the Senator come August 8 General Election.
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