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Kuria's Gatundu election opponent quits race

01 August 2014, 16:14 Dennis Omido

Nairobi - Moses Kuria’s lone opponent in the Gatundu South by-election has withdrawn his candidature from the race for the seat.

Joachim Kiarie Kiamere made the announcement on Friday in Nairobi.

He said he had decided to withdraw from the race to avoid causing political divisions in Gatundu South, which is President Uhuru Kenyatta’s backyard.

“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.

He 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.

“I 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,” Kimeru added.

Kamere was to contest on a New Democrats Party ticket.

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