Nominated Senator and close ally of Deputy President William Ruto, who recently defected to Tangatanga was on Thursday, January heckled and booed by Ruiru residents.
Mwaura got himself in trouble with the gathering while addressing residents after he started attacking Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga.
The nominated senator claimed that he tried selling Raila’s name in Mount Kenya region but he found out but it was very impossible.
The crowd who wanted to hear none of Mwaura’s insult on Raila starting making noise chanting Raila’s name “Baba! Baba!”
The Senator was forced to cut short his speech after irate crowd rented the air with Raila’s chants.
This happens as tensions continues to build up Mount Kenya after Muranga Senator Irungu Kang’ata wrote to President Uhuru Kenyatta telling him that Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) was unpopular in ther region.
Mwaura, who officially joined the tangatanga bandwagon during the homecoming ceremony of Msambweni MP Feisal Bader, defended his defection saying it’s all about political survival.
According to Mwaura, he made the decision after listening to the people at the grassroots, especially in Mt Kenya, who he claimed are supporting Ruto’s bid for the top seat next year.
“By the end of the day these things you do not do them because of anybody, you do them because of your own personal survival. My ears are on the ground and the ground is supporting Ruto,” he said.
By supporting Ruto, Mwaura said, he is honouring the Jubilee promise of giving President Kenyatta 10 years and picking Ruto to succeed him for another 10 years.
“We honoured him by what he deserved. As a Jubilee Party, we said Uhuru Kenyatta should serve his two terms and Mr Ruto for two terms. What I am doing is honouring my promise as a Jubilee party member,” added Mwaura.
Mwaura also faulted the Jubilee party leadership who he accused of personalization the party.
“When you make people in gov’t feel like they’re in opposition what do you expect? Jubilee has been run in a manner that is not admirable. It has been left to two or three individuals; David Murathe, Raphael Tuju and others.”
Before joining Ruto’s Camp, the senator was on record accusing the DP of sabotaging President Uhuru Kenyatta’s development agenda.