The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) has issued a provisional nomination certificate to Simon Mbugua to fly the party’s flag in the Starehe Parliamentary race.

This comes after the Deputy President William Ruto-led party had last week said it would conduct a repeat nomination exercise in the constituency due to incidences of violence.

The race for the Starehe MP UDA ticket was largely a two-horse race between incumbent legislator Charles ‘Jaguar’ Njagua Kanyi and Mbugua.

Jaguar had earlier on come out to dismiss claims that he had dropped his political aspirations ahead of the upcoming August polls.

“As the sitting M.P of Starehe Constituency I would like to inform my constituents that I have not stepped down for any aspirant and I have not held any discussions with the Deputy President in regards to this matter,” Jaguar said in a Facebook post on April 6.

“I was elected by the people of Starehe and I have the mandate to represent them. I will not be party to any negotiations. My opponent agreed to negotiations in his former place. Starehe mambo ni tofauti. Tupatane kwa debe.”

Courtesy Citizen Digital

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