Kuria will win Gatundu seat without election
01 August 2014, 17:34
Nairobi - The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commision IEBC will declare Moses Kuria the new Member of Parliament for Gatundu South once it confirms that every other aspirant for the election has quit the race.
Kuria is the only one left in the Gatundu race after the last aspirant, Joachim Kamere removed his candidacy Friday.
Kamere said that he does not want to fight a war against President Uhuru Kenyatta's party in his own home-ground thus the decision.
On their part, the IEBC have announced that they will declare Kuria winner if Kamere writes a letter to them confirming his exit.
" The IEBC will announce a winner of the Gatundu South by election when and if the withdrawn candidate writes to confirm his exit from the poll, a statement from the IEBC read.
Kamere in withdrawing, had said he had decided to withdraw from the race to avoid causing
political divisions in Gatundu South, which is President Uhuru
" Political contents can be acrimonious
and can cause huge rifts and polarization in the community. Gatundu
South Constituency is the home of our beloved President Uhuru Kenyatta. I
don’t wish to be the cause or be associated with political divisions
and unnecessary tension in the President’s backyard,” he said.
said Gatundu people must give the President peace of mind in order for
him to focus the onerous task of serving the people of Kenya.
am sure that many of my friends and supporters will feel disappointed
and let down. But, it is important sometimes to step away from a tree in
front of you in order to behold the forest,” Kamere added.
Kamere was to contest on a New Democrats Party ticket.
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