The ruling Jubilee party have moved on to unleash the heavy machinery vehicles and powerful public address systems ahead of the approaching Kiambaa constituency by-elections.
According to photos shared on Facebook by vocal Nyeri Town constituency member of Parliament Ngunjiri Wambugu, the machines which are now ready to hit the road are the ones which were used during the last 2017 general elections when President Uhuru Kenyatta was desperate and focused for a second term.
The mini-polls which are slated for the 15th of next month have already sparked a heated match between the ruling party and the newly formed United Democratic Alliance (UDA) which is closely associated with Deputy President William Ruto and his allies who were kicked out of Jubilee despite their massive investment during the formation of the party and even after the 2017 victory.
The two rival factions are therefore set to face off in the Maguga ward and the parliamentary race where the two groups have the most influential and powerful candidates whose fate will be known on the polling day.
Last month, Jubilee received a humiliating defeat in the Juja constituency after PEP’s candidate trounced their candidate to win the much-coveted legislative position.
The party has vowed to make a huge comeback in Kiambaa and has since launched a well-oiled campaign aimed at teaching the self-proclaimed hustler and his team a lesson.
This has been described as a litmus test for the now crippled party and generally Uhuru’s influence in the larger Mt. Kenya region’s politics.