The rift between Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria and United Democratic Alliance (UDA) is set to widen following Kurias’ sentiments on the decision by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to disqualify a candidate affiliated to his party Chama cha Kazi.

The electoral boody had established that Milton Mwendwa failed to resign as a public officer within the required timeline of seven days before declaring his candidature for Kiagu County Ward Assembly by-election slated for October 14, 2021.

“The commissions leadership and Integrity Vetting Committee has disqualified Milton Mwendwa from contesting in the Kiagu County Assembly ward by-election in Meru County slated for October 14th,2021,” IEBC said in a statement sent to the newsroom on Thursday evening,

Mwendwa popularly known as Kitute unsuccessfully contest for the Kitui East parliamentary seat in 2017.

Nathan Gitonga of the National Ordinary People Empowerment Union (NOPEU), suffered the same fate for similar reasons.

Those cleared by the IBEC returning officer Pamela Karimi are Samson Magambo of Jubilee party, Democratic Party’s Joseph Mwangi, Joshua Nabea of Ford Kenya, Haron Kabutu of Maendeleo Chap Chap and Philip Mucheni of Peoples Party of Kenya.

Kuria seems to be ready to take on the hustler movement following the demands of Ruto’s camp and the second-term legislator seems ready come rain, come shine, at least if his latest remarks are anything to go by.

“Let nobody tell us that for us to united with you we must join your party. If you don’t want our support you will just say because we cannot offer our support by force. But it is our right,” Kuria said.

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