President Uhuru has found his new party in an awkward situation with close confidantes angling for the Kabete by election.
The seat which fell vacant after the assassination of George Muchai has attracted Uhuru allies like city politician Ferdinand Waititu and close confidante Lewis Nguyai who was the former MP of the region when it was still under the larger Kikuyu constituency.
Both Nguyai and Waititu claim they are experienced having been legislators and are urging voters to reject greenhorns as time is too short to another election.
Also giving the president sleepless nights is the entry of Kiambu Governor William Kabogo who is uneasy with Waititu leaving Nairobi politics to Kiambu politics.
Kabogo has categorically stated that the county does not need ‘political tourists’, firing a salvo at Waititu. The governor’s candidate is Kiambu County Assembly chief whip Charles Arahuka, also the Gitaru Ward representative and former Kikuyu Town Council chairman.
President Uhuru’s TNA party will conduct the nominations and hand over the winner to the new JAP party