Deputy President William Ruto unveiled Urbanus Mutunga Muthama Ngengele as he preferred candidate for the Machakos Senatorial by-election.

The DP made the announcement on Thursday, January 14 2021 after a meeting with a section of leaders from Machakos at his Karen residence in Nairobi.

“Grateful to witness the partnership forged by the Machakos Senate by-election hopefuls in favour of Urbanus Mutunga Muthama Ngengele, a hustler from the county.

"Our gratitude to them for their audacity and leadership to cede their aspirations and back Ngengele for the race,” a tweet from the DP read.


Race for Machakos

Mutunga is set to contest under the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party associated with Dr Ruto.

The by-election slated for March 18, 2021, will see Mutunga go head to head with Wiper's Candidate Agnes Kavindu.

Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka awarded Kavindu the certificate of nomination amid cheers.

“We have confidence that Agnes is going to be the next senator for Machakos County.”

“As wiper party, we have no business in breaking families by nominating Agnes Kavindu Muthama for Machakos seat, we nominated her because of her qualifications but fortunately she shares a name with others,” Kalonzo said.