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Janet Mbugua Turns Down Offer to Deputise Moses Kuria in Kiambu Gubernatorial Race

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria has expressed disappointment after media personality Janet Mbugua turned down an offer he had made for her. 

The lawmaker disclosed that he approached the former Citizen TV anchor with the offer of becoming his deputy governor in the Kiambu county gubernatorial race. 

Kuria had reasoned that Mbugua was the most preferred person for the post in his search for a deputy governor. 

However, Mbugua is said to have turned down the offer on grounds that she is committed to handling personal emergencies in the immediate term. 

“I am shattered. After scoring the highest marks in the talent search for Kiambu Deputy Governor, Janet Mbugua will not be taking up the job due to unforeseen personal emergencies that she has to attend to in the immediate term,” Kuria announced. 

Kuria promised to work with Mbugua in the future should he clinch the governor’s seat. 

“My administration will definitely find a way to benefit from Janet’s experience and capacity in the future. I feel the loss. Janet is a huge inspiration for the youth, for professionals, for women and for young mothers of this country,” the MP added. 

Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria during the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party NDC  PHOTO/COURTESY

Kuria announced his plans to contest for the Kiambu governor’s seat in a Facebook post on Saturday, February 26. 

“The voice of the people is the voice of God. So help me God. Under your wings I feel safe,” Kuria wrote.   

The controversial legislator had earlier stated that he would not be defending his parliamentary seat in the forthcoming elections.  

“I think I have served the people of Gatundu South for a solid nine years, and I’m proud of the job I have done there 

“As of now, my single focus is to build a strong party that is going to assure a lot of people who are currently not very assured,” he said.   

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