MP Isaac Mwaura concedes defeat in Ruiru race
Nominated MP Isaac Mwaura has conceded defeat after being vanquished in the ongoing party primaries.
Mwaura, who was gunning for the Jubilee Party ticket in Ruiru constituency, conceded in a statement posted on his official Facebook page on Wednesday morning.
At the time of concession, provisional results from the constituency indicated Mwaura was trailing his opponent Simon King’ara by almost 5,000 votes.
The full results are yet to be released.
Mwaura’s statement read in part: “I remain committed to the dream of the Jubilee Party and most sincerely thank H.E President Uhuru Kenyatta C.G.H and his able deputy H.E William Samoei Ruto for the great support and faith that they gave us.”
“To all my supporters, let us support the winner Simon Ng’ang’a King’ara of whom I called at 4.11 am and congratulated him. I wish him well in serving the people of Ruiru and wish to assure him of my full support in exercising his mandate, for leadership almost invariably, has capacity to transform society.”
The nominated MP’s political future remains unclear in the wake of this defeat although word is that he may be offered one of the nominated MP slots by Jubilee.
Last year, the 34-year-old quit the opposition ODM party – which nominated him to Parliament to represent special interest groups – to try his luck in elective politics.
Not even a tragic accident, in which he claimed to have suffered gunshot injuries to his right ear early last week, could help him garner enough votes to clinch the victory.