Waruinge Steps Down To Support UDA’s Francis Mureithi For Embakasi MP

Maina Waruinge, the Jubilee candidate for Embakasi East, has stepped down, according to deputy president William Ruto.

According to the DP, Waruinge stepped down to support UDA candidate Francis Mureithi in his parliamentary bid.

Waruinge announced his resignation at a rally in the constituency on Tuesday, seven days before the August 9 general election.

“Embakasi East Jubilee MP aspirant Maina Waruinge quits the race and defects to UDA to support Francis Mureithi,” Ruto said.

Mureithi is seeking to oust incumbent MP Babu Owino.

Mureithi, who ran on a Jubilee ticket, narrowly lost to Babu Owino in 2017.

Others in the race include Paul Okumu, Joash Omwenga of Wiper party and Stephen Maina.