Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria and Kiambaa Jubilee Party Candidate Karimi Njama on Sunday had a heated exchange over UDA’s planned campaign meetings in the constituency.

A section of leaders to the UDA party are set to pitch camp in the constituency today campaign for their candidate.

The UDA team is set to visit Gachie, Ndenderu, Ruaka and other parts of the constituency.

Reacting to the planned visit, Njama urged Kiambaa constituents noted to be incited to violence, arguing that Moses Kuria is known for “hooliganism”.

“Good morning my people… Today we have visitors from other constituencies led by Moses Kuria, who is well known for hooliganism. I wish to categorically state that as Kiambaa people we are very peaceful, Kuria and his team must uphold peace while doing their activity today in Gachie.

"We embrace politics of development and not politics of division and hooliganism in Kiambaa. I wish you all a blessed day,” he said.

Responding to Njama’s post, Kuria noted that he does not need anyone’s permission before visiting Gachie.

“Dear Mr Pyjama. You have no right to allow or refuse anyone entry into Gachie. We Will be there to shop for our families and leave money in the pockets of Wanjiku traders,” Kuria said.

The Kiambaa by-election has been deemed as a race pitting President Uhuru Kenyatta against his deputy William Ruto.

Many have opined that the result of the election will indicate whether the Head of State is losing grip of his Mt Kenya region stronghold.