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Ruto soothes brooding Isaac Mwaura after nominations loss

Nominated senator Isaac Mwaura and Deputy President William Ruto [Twitter]

Nominated senator Isaac Mwaura has joined the Kenya Kwanza Presidential Campaign Secretariat after losing at the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party primaries in Ruiru Constituency.

Mwaura will be in the Presidential Campaign Secretariat as Team Leader of Kiambu County and National Disability Affairs Coordinator. 

His appointment was announced by Deputy President William Ruto through his official Twitter handle.

"Your magnanimity to accept the outcome of our just concluded party nominations in Ruiru Constituency adds to your leadership credentials.

"I wish you well in your new role..."said Ruto.

In response, Mwaura said; "Thank you for... the new role that you have given me...I will diligently serve and deliver in my new mandate. So help me God."

Mwaura lost to Simon King'ara, the incumbent Ruiru Member of Parliament, during the UDA party primaries.

King'ara garnered 4,688 votes while Mwaura clinched 2,260 votes.

Following the defeat, Mwaura said he would focus his energies on ensuring the party remained united and that Deputy President William Ruto clinches the presidency at the August 9 General Election.

"It’s time to heal the deep wounds out of the party primaries and thus move forward towards the August general elections," Mwaura had stated earlier.