Jubilee Party has launched a massive campaign to recapture the Kiambaa parliamentary seat in the forthcoming by-election.
Gachie town was a sea of red on Sunday as thousands of party members emerged to support the candidate Karanja Kariri Njama.
Njama was joined at the launch of the campaign by more than 10 Jubilee Party members of parliament, governors and other senior officials.
Prominent musicians led by the winning Tano Tena Jubilee campaign anthem Ben Githae joined in to support the campaigns that traversed the entire Kiambaa constituency.
It was a strong show of political force as the party released a huge campaign arsenal meant to sway the support to Njama. Even though independent research polls put Njama ahead of his closest opponents, his campaign was seen as lukewarm and lacking energy.
It was for that reason that the Jubilee party came out in full force to support their candidate, energise the campaigns and secure the in the constituency that falls in President Uhuru’s home county of Kiambu.
The seat fell vacant after the death of then MP Paul Koinange who succumbed to Covid-19 complications. The by-election will be held in four weeks.
Jubilee is also coming out of an embarrassing defeat after its candidate in the last Juja by-election was beaten by a candidate from the little known People Empowerment Party (PEP) associated with Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
The launch of the campaign on Sunday was preceded by a Church service where Njama asked for support from Kiambaa Christians.
Over the last two weeks the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) has been conducting campaigns targeting traders especially on market days.