Kajiado senator Peter Mositet resigned from Jubilee Party on Thursday and announced he will be defending his seat in August.
Mositet, who was bundled out of the JP nominations on Tuesday, blamed deputy president William Ruto for allegedly scheming to “finish” him politically.
He however said his difference with Ruto will not affect his relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta, adding that he will support his comeback bid.
A bitter Mositet, who was addressing some 500 delegates from all the five sub counties in Kajiado at his residence in Kiserian, said there is no way his opponent, Philip Mpaayei, can beat him in his game.
“This man, who was supported by Ruto, never had a single political rally in any of the sub counties except in Central constituency. So how can someone who is not known by anybody win the nomination if there no rigging,” claimed Mositet.
He made the remarks after reading a copy of his resignation letter addressed to JP secretary general, Raphael Tuju, in which he cited alleged manipulation in the Tuesday nominations that saw him ejected from the race.
In his company was Tarayia ole Kores, who lost to Joseph ole Lenku in the gubernatorial nominations, and Gitau Parsimei who lost to Joseph Manje in the Kajiado North Parliamentary nomination.
Kores and Parsimei also quit JP and promised to follow Mositet to wherever he will go adding that their team will ensure Lenku and all his team will never make in the August general elections.
The trio promised to make a major announcement on Friday afternoon when they meet with a delegation from all the corners of the county in Kiesrian town.
Kores claimed the deputy president urged him “many times” to settle for a senate position instead of contesting the gubernatorial nomination with Lenku but refused.
“I told him that the position of senator was intact with Mositet and there was no way I could oppose my friend. He promised to show me fire, and today I have realised what he meant. He interfered with Kajiado nominations and therefore we are also promising him the same fire come the August 8 general elections. He will be shocked because all he is supporting will never see any political office,” claimed Kores.
Kores said the people of Kajiado have now realised that JP does not mean well to them and therefore will make a major decision during the August general elections.
Meanwhile, Kajiado governor David Nkedianye is said to be in talks with Mositet and Kores and on Thursday he spent the entire day receiving hundreds of defectors from JP.
A close associate of Nkedianye told us in confidence that those Jubilee supporters who had banked on Mositet and Kores to win the nominations are now trooping to the governor’s side.
“It is our harvest season now and reaping from JP. Everyone is unhappy in the way the nominations were interfered with by a senior politician in the presidency and Kajiado Maasai will, this time round, teach Jubilee a big lesson,” said our confidante.