The United Democratic Alliance has embarked on a series of massive campaigns to establish their first win since the break away faction of Jubilee Party registered its presence. – By Gerald Gekara.
Led by its party leader Johnstone Muthama, UDA pitched tent in Matungu constituency to drum up support for its candidate, Alex Lanya.
Muthama told the people of Matungu that every Kenyan had a right to vie for an elective seat, and subsequently voting his preferred candidate, and not a candidate that had been preferred to them.
Lanya who has the support of Deputy President William Ruto, will square it out with ODM party’s David Aoko Were, ANC aspirant Peter Oscar Nabulindo and the independent candidate Eugene Ambwere Murunga.
The run up to the hotly contested seat has seen several candidates surrender their will to run, ceding to various candidates.
Matungu by election will determine the infiltration of the Hustler narrative among Kenyans, after huge success in the Msambweni by-elections.
The seat was previously occupied by the ANC party, led by Musalia Mudavadi.
Meanwhile the President has remained tight lipped on the elections, after Jubilee party chose to cede the elections to Musalia and Ford Kenya party leader Moses Wetangula, alias ‘friends of the handshake’.
In his address however, Uhuru slammed those campaigning against him to steer clear from his family, and senseless insults against his administration.