Peoples Party of Kenya (PPK) candidate for Juja parliamentary seat John Njoroge has dismissed as fallacious, claims that he has reversed his previous decision to run in the upcoming mini-polls.
The hopeful MP was today captured with Murang’a senator Irungu Kang’ata and Moses Kuria, the assumed founder of People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) which has a candidate in the race that has attracted eleven contenders.
The seemingly celebratory photo was translated by many netizens to mean that Njoroge had withdrawn his candidature to support PEP’s flag bearer George Koimburi.
But Njoroge dispelled the claims saying that he was only captured with the political bigwigs after they uncalculatedly met somewhere.
“I am still in the race and I have not been bought by anyone. The photos that have flickered on social media were captured today in a coincidental meeting with the two politicians. Am still the PPK flag bearer and I look forward to being the next MP for Juja,” he told latestneskenya.com on phone.
Njoroge who is among the seemingly top candidates in the race hopes to transform the economic status of the vast constituency by initiating major infrastructural developments such as road network, water supply enhancement, educational development, better health among other sectors.
He said that his urge to vie was inspired by the endless challenges that small-scale enterprises and especially workers in the informal sector have been going through for decades.
The hopeful MP will be battling it out with among others Eunice Wanjiru, a relative to former Ruiru Mayor William Mugo, Kenn Gachuma, a businessman who worked under the late MP as the CDF Chairman between 2013 and 2015, businessman Chege Kariuki and the ruling Jubilee Party flagbearer Susan Njeri.
Others are Maendeleo Chap Chap’s Anthony Kirori, James Kariuki, Zulu Thiong’o, Joseph Gichui, and Moses Mwenda.
The by-elections to replace late MP Francis Munyua alias Wakapee who succumbed to a longstanding cancer illness are slated for May 18.