Limuru Member of Parliament Kiragu Chege has distanced himself from the recently formed Kenya Association of Independent Candidates saying that the same has ulterior motives.
Kiragu who lost to former Limuru MP Peter Mwathi during the JP primaries and who is now set to defend his seat as an independent candidate claimed that the association has it’s eyes trained on the 2022 general elections.
He said that his motive to run independently was different from those of the majority in the association adding that it was unfortunate to see politicians thinking of 2022 instead of working overdrive to ensure that Jubilee wins in August.
Kiragu who was addressing his supporters in Limuru yesterday said jubilee leaders should focus on campaigning for the reelection of Uhuru. He said that he decided to run independently after his followers prevailed upon him to do so citing electoral malpractices during the nominations.
The MP noted that the Association of Independent Candidates was formed buy a group of bitter nominations losers who have no interest of Kenyans but were out to do everything possible to remain politically relevant.
‘I can not associated with the group because we have different motives and my motive is to be re elected and complete the projects I have initiated but others have the intention of remaining politically relevant ahead of the 2022 elections’,he said.
The Kenya Association of Independent Candidates was unveiled on Saturday last week with those on board being Nairobi gubernatorial aspirant losers Peter Kenneth and Kiambu governor William Kabogo who have shown appetite for either the president or deputy president position.
Both JP and NASA leaderships are torn between whether supporting the independents or not with pundits maintaining that ignoring them will be counterproductive.