Speaking in his Gichugu home on Sunday, September 13, The Service Party (TSP) Deputy Secretary General, Njogu Barua, announced he has relinquished his position in the party led by Kiunjuri.
Barua stated that he would be joining the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), a party affiliated to DP Ruto.
“I have been the Deputy Secretary General of TSP. We have agreed and have resolved that with immediate effect, I cease being the Deputy Secretary General of The Service Party,” the defecting DSG stated.
The former Gichugu Member of Parliament stated that he would be seeking to recapture the seat on a UDA party ticket.
Barua explained that the decision was guided by the residents of Gichugu constituency. He stated that the people had already made a decision that Ruto was their preferred candidate for the 2022 General Election.
“Their preferred presidential candidate is none other than William Samoei Arap Ruto,” he reiterated.
The outgoing DSG added that he would not be distracted by anybody, and he and other leaders would seek political positions, especially parliamentary seats through the DP-affiliated outfit.
Barua also rubbished the meeting by Kiunjuri, Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua and Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, stating that it had been overtaken by events.
Kiunjuri, who was an ally of the Deputy President, fell out with the former over differences in political opinion. The former CS openly rejected the idea of other parties in the Mont Kenya region dissolving and joining UDA.
He insists on forming a coalition of parties contrary to the DP’s option of having one unified national political party. Kiunjuri has been holding several meetings with Karua and Kuria with the three seeking to form a coalition for the mountain.