The President, who was in a state visit to Japan, took to task JAP officials for assuring him all was well. The by election had a lot of significance to Uhuru as it was the perfect opportunity to popularize JAP as his preferred vehicle for his re-election vehicle in 2017.
A top JAP official was quoted as saying:
"The President does not understand why JAP lost the seat when he had been assured that all was well and JAP was going to get its first MP"
Uhuru, his DP and other top JAP officials made forays in Kajiado Central to drum up support for their candidate Patrick Tutui and dished out goodies with abandon. Interior CS Joseph Nkaissery was among those who had assured Uhuru that they had already bagged the parliamentary seat.
37 year old ODM’s Elijah Memusi emerged victorious with 15,662 votes followed by Patrick Tutui and Tunai Nkashuma who garnered 14,856 and 100 votes respectively.
Respected political analyst took to twitter to blame JAP loss to day they handed Tutui the nomination certificate.
“Kajiado was incompetently handled by JAP. Kibaki’s incompetence of 2007 led to war. 2017 is [only] MONTHS away”
Maasai MPs went on to say that the loss was as a result of Tutui being imposed on them. Moses ole Sakuda said the nominations were flawed and Jubilee constituent parties were left out. This resulted to the more popular Memusi to decamp to ODM leaving JAP with a candidate who was a hard sell to the locals.
Patrick Tutui will go to court to seek for nullification of the results because "This election was full of irregularities”.