Pomp as DP Ruto-allied MPs show up at Parliament in UDA colours for Njuguna’s swearing ceremony (Photos)

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 4 Aug, 2021 16:03 | 2 mins read
Kiambaa MP John Njuguna sworn into office. PHOTO: Courtesy.

The newly-elected Kiambaa MP John Njuguna Wanjiku has been sworn into office.

Njuguna, who was elected on United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party ticket, was sworn into office by the National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.

He now replaces Hon Paul Koinange who succumbed to Covid-19 in March.

Njuguna becomes the first MP to be elected on the UDA party ticket after it rebranded from the PDR party and Deputy President William Ruto’s allies took over its management.

Members of Parliament allied to DP Ruto pulled a surprise to Kenyans after a section of them showed up in Parliament in style while dressed in cloths mirroring UDA party colours.

In what appeared like a well-choreographed plan, female MPs put on yellow dresses while their male counterparts dressed in yellow ties or facemasks.

The MPs thereafter took pictures to ostensibly affirm their commitment to the Hustler Nation whose membership is in support of the UDA party.

Njuguna was among the MPs who put on yellow clothing. He had a black suit, white shirt and yellow tie.

The UDA MP trounced Jubilee party candidate Kariri Njama with a paltry 500 votes.

Njama protested the results and said he will challenge it in the court of law, something he is yet to do.

However, a voter in Kiambu has gone to court to protest the outcome of the mini-poll.

In an application filed by Njoki Mboce & Company Advocates at Kiambu High Court, George Thata Ndia alleges massive irregularities and malpractices in the mini-polls which he says denied him victory.

According to court documents, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has been listed as the first respondent while the Kiambaa Returning Officer Peter Kamau Muigai is listed as the second respondent.

Njuguna has been listed as the third respondent.

“Petitioner contends that the massive electoral malpractices and irregularities in specific polling stations set out in paragraph 7 hereto substantially affected the outcome of the impugned Kiambaa MNA by-elections that led to the Applicant/ Petitioner’s being rigged out in favour of the 3rd Respondent,” Ndia argues in his petition.

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