Prior to the mini-polls, the Kipipiri legislator issued a statement saying he will resign from the leadership role in parliament if the ruling party lost Rurii and Juja by-elections.
Jubilee lost to United Democratic Alliance (UDA) in Rurii and People Empowerment Party (PEP) in Juja and in a dramatic turn of events, the former minister of trade now says he will not step down.
“I have seen comments on the statement I made that I would resign if Nyandarua people let me down. Unfortunately, I did not consult the people of Kipipiri who I represent when I made the statement and this is a fundamental issue that requires public participation,” said Kimunya.
Majority leader Amos Kimunya says he isn't resigning even after @JubileePartyK lost to @UDAKenya in Rurii ward byelection. Earlier he had said he can't bear the shame of Jubilee loosing the mini poll. #JKLive pic.twitter.com/BZx9NA8VGn
— Macharia Wangui Prince (@PrinceWangui) May 19, 2021
Termed as the MP with double-stand, netizens observed that it was not the first time the experienced lawmaker issued threats to resign while in government, threats that have never materialized.
” Huyu jamaa Kimunya tumemzoea na hiyo tishio yake ya ku resign. There’s a time he even chose death over resigning. Fortunately l think someone advised him what death is & instead he resigned,” one KOT by the name Cyrius Thairu2 said.
Huyu jamaa Kimunya tumemzoea na hiyo tishio yake ya ku resign. There's a time he even chose death over resigning. Fortunately l think someone adviced him what death is & instead he resigned. He should resign again…! 😂
— Cyrus Thairu (@CyrusThairu2) May 19, 2021