Deputy President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party has announced its next political move ahead of 2022 general elections.
On Thursday, July 29, 2021, the UDA party revealed that it would be participating in all the upcoming by-elections across the country and called on interested applicants to apply for the three upcoming Members of County Assembly (MCAs) by-elections.
In her statement, the UDA party Secretary General Veronica Maina announced that the interested aspirants for the Member of County Assembly (MCA) seat will pay Ksh. 30,000 while those applying to represent youth, women and people with disabilities to pay Ksh. 20,000.
She also stated that the application will only be done online and should be received by August 4, 2021.
“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,” Maina stated.
“All applications must be made online,” she added.
This comes weeks after the UDA party candidate won the recent Kiambaa parliamentary by-election which saw Njuguna Wanjiku with 21, 773 votes against Jubilee’s Kariri Njama who got 21,263 votes.
Njuguna, a first time Member of Parliament thanked the UDA party leader William Ruto for having supported him in the Kiambaa by-election moments after the results were announced by the IEBC.
“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,” Njuguna said.