An angry President Uhuru Kenyatta has chased away senior Jubilee officials from state house after the outfit’s embarrassing loss in the Juja, Rurii and Bonchari mini polls.
“He told everyone to go home, arguing they were not telling him anything substantive. He said that going by the losses in the by-elections, they had failed in their assignments,” a source privy to the incident revealed.
The Jubilee party has suffered another major setback in its perceived stronghold after losing in the Juja by-election.
This is after it lost to People’s Empowerment Party, a little known party affiliated to Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, who was elected on the Jubilee ticket in 2017.
This comes a day after the party lost the Rurii ward seat in Nyandarua County to UDA, a party associated to Deputy President William Ruto.
The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission IEBC announced George Koimburi of PEP as the MP-elect for Juja constituency in the just concluded hotly contested race.
Koimburi beat Jubilee’s Susan Njeri after he garnered 12 ,159 votes against her 5,746 votes.
Dr Joseph Gichui, a young medical doctor and an independent candidate settled on a distant third with 1,356votes.
Koimburi contested against former MP Francis Munyua Waititu alias Wakapee in the 2017 general elections but lost to the late lawmaker.
Wakapee emerged the winner with 66, 190 votes while Koimburi settled on a distant second with 10, 165votes.