UDA Announces Participation in All Upcoming By-Elections

  • The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) on Thursday, July 29, announced that it would be participating in all the upcoming by-elections.

    The party called on applications for any aspiring candidate for the three upcoming MCA by-elections.

    Aspirants for the MCA seat have been asked to pay Ksh30,000 while those applying to represent youth, women and people with disabilities have to pay Ksh20,000.

    UDA party secretary-general Veronica Maina stated the deadline for application is August 4, 2021.

    Notice issued on Thursday, July 29, by UDA Secretary-General Veronica Maina
    Notice issued on Thursday, July 29, by UDA Secretary-General Veronica Maina.

    “We invite interested and qualified aspirants to submit their application for the by-elections in Eldas Ward in Wajir County, Kiagu Ward in Meru County and Nguu/Masumba Ward in Makueni County. The by-elections will be held on October 14, 2021,†stated Maina.

    “ All applications must be made online,†she directed.

    This comes weeks after the UDA party won the recent  Kiambaa by-elections which saw Njuguna Wanjiku garner  21,773 votes defeating Jubilee’s Kariri Njama who got 21,263 votes.

    Njuguna who made his debut in politics through the Kiambaa by-election was overcome by emotions when the final results were confirmed by the IEBC Returning Officer.

    “I want to thank God this has been tough but we have overcome. I thank my party and the Deputy President for their support. I want to tell people that the hustler nation is real and I became their candidate even without being known, hustler nation is real,†he said.

    Central Kenya, which has produced three of the country’s four presidents including the current president, is widely seen as a key battleground zone in the next elections in which President Uhuru Kenyatta will be ineligible to run after serving his two constitutional terms.

    UDA’s John Njuguna Wanjiku who recently won the Kiambaa by-elections