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Miguna slams Ruto for endorsing Margaret Wanjiru

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Exiled lawyer Miguna Miguna has slammed Deputy President William Ruto after he endorsed Bishop Margaret Wanjiru for the Nairobi Gubernatorial by-election.

Bishop Wanjiru is United Democratic Alliance’s flagbearer in the February poll.

UDA fields Bishop Wanjiru for Nairobi by-election

The by-election was occasioned by the impeachment of former Governor Mike Sonko.

He said Bishop Margaret Wanjiru’s endorsement was against William Ruto’s hustler nation message

The exiled lawyer insisted that Kenyans deserve leadership with integrity

Miguna Ruto and Bishop Wanjiru.

Ruto on Sunday, January 10, officially fronted Wanjiru as the “hustlers’ candidate” for the seat on the United Democratic Alliance ticket.

Miguna on his Twitter said Wanjiru’s endorsement was against Ruto’s hustler nation message which he admitted is emotionally empowering to 99.9% of Kenyans as they deserve leadership with integrity.

“To William Samoei Ruto and surrogates: The hustler nation narrative/message is emotionally empowering to 99.9% of Kenyans. However, Kenyans deserve more than soundbites: They deserve leadership with integrity. Fronting Margaret Wanjiru for Nairobi is anti-hustlers,” said Miguna.

The self-proclaimed general’s sentiments elicited mixed reactions from Kenyans online.

Sonko was impeached after the senate upheld the decision of Nairobi County Assembly.

The flamboyant former Nairobi county boss was ousted from office on charges related to gross violation of the constitution, abuse of office, gross misconduct and crimes under national law against the governor.

Wanjiru was issued with UDA ticket on Friday, January 8, at the party’s newly refurbished head office in Nairobi.

The ‘General’ as he’s popularly referred to as is also vying for the seat and was endorsed by the Thirdway Alliance party, something which suspended party boss Ekuru Aukot has rubbished.

Aukot -My party doesn’t support Miguna’s gubernatorial bid

The by-election had initially been slated for February 18 but a High Court in Nairobi issued orders barring the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) from conducting the poll until a case challenging the impeachment of former governor Mike Sonko was heard and determined.

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