Nominated MP Isaac Mwaura has disclosed using Sh29 million in the Jubilee nominations for Ruiru MP, which he lost to Simon King’ara. This is a curse after he abused Raila Odinga a generous soul that picked him from poverty and made him a PM advisor before nominating to parliament where he earns 1million per month.
He garnered a megre4,632 votes while King’ara who got 10,900. He thought Ruiru residents will appoint him by abusing Raila.
The politician said on Tuesday that he used a lot of money and did not think it was less than this amount.
“My competitors might have used even more,” he said during an interview on Citizen TV, noting they have been on the ground for more than 10 years while he joined the race in February.
Mwaura noted aspirants cannot win elections without money as “running for office is very expensive in this country.”
“Some of the money was spent in kind; things I have been donating and programmes I have been running,” he said. “I will not lie to Kenyans…by the end of last year, I had spent about Sh20 million.”
While conceding defeat, Mwaura described his bid for a high level political office as a debut for a youthful aspirant living with albinism.
“This has its own challenges. It is never easy but someone had to do it. Someone had to be the first to pay the price and create a pathway of possibilities,” he said.
Mwaura’s campaigns were not without chaos. Pictures posted on Facebook last week showed the MP with a bruised left ear and the windows of his four-wheel drive car shattered.
Some reports indicated he suffered a gunshot wound but Ruiru OCPD Isaac Thuranira dismissed the claims saying nobody used guns during the fracas.
Hon Mwaura must have learned his lesson !