Nyeri Town MP Ngunjiri Wambugu came face to face with online trolls on Friday morning after the outspoken political commentator-cum-legislstor made a ridiculous comment regarding the Jubilee Party’s latest loss in Kiambaa.
In Ngunjiri’s Twitter post that went viral, the MP attempted to spin Kariri Njama’s failure to clinch the Kiambaa parliamentary post as a supposed win for Jubilee whom he claimed had successfully managed to chip away half of the “Hustler” narrative in the area within just three weeks.
“Three weeks of Jubilee MPs campaign chipped away 50% of a 4 year hustler narrative in Kiambaa & Muguga. We now know what to do,” the former newspaper columnist wrote.
Within no time, hundreds of netizens, including Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr descended upon Ngunjiri’s post and called him out for living in a bubble of false realities.
He was advised to accept the painful truth that despite state machinery, Uhuru’s party failed to secure a key legislative position on his home turf and only survived by a whisker in Muguga Ward.
“Seriously Mheshimiwa, you guys need to be whipped,” wrote Senator Mutula, joined in by hundreds of other Kenyans who voiced their opinion over Jubilee’s loss.
“Jubilee is deadweight. People everywhere are waiting to teach Jubilee a lesson,” added former State House speech writer Eric Ngeno.
Another Kenyan, Edwin Kimani reminded Ngunjuri that Ruto’s UDA was only set up under a year ago.
“Either the late Kiambaa MP Koinange has been dead for 4 yrs or Jubilee was registered 3 weeks ago,” he wrote.
Another netizen by the name John Makatiani (probably a Nyeri Town voter) informed Ngunjiri had Jubilee was lucky enough to field a popular candidate like Kariri Njama, results would have been even more embarrassing.
In a no-chills conclusion to his comment, the constituent warned Ngunjiri that the same fate awaits him in next year’s elections where he will be placed on the chopping board.
During Thursday’s hotly contested poll, the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) candidate John Njuguna Wanjiku has won the Kiambaa parliamentary by-election after overcoming Jubilee Party candidate Njama Kariri to emerge victorious with 21,773 votes.
In Muguga, Joseph Githinji of the Jubilee Party narrowly won with 4,089 votes against his closest rival, Peter Kamau of UDA who garnered 4,062 votes – a difference of only 27 votes.
Here is what more Kenyans had to say to Ngunjiri Wambugu.