Former Nairobi deputy governor Jonathan Mueke is now a member of United Green Movement party.
In a statement on Friday, Mueke joins the party as co-secretary general, weeks after ditching the Kalonzo Musyoka-led Wiper Party.
In his announcement, the ex deputy county boss said: “Today we start a journey with other progressive and like-minded Kenyans to bring the change we seek.”
“This is the reason I chose to change my political party affiliation.”
— Jonathan Mueke (@jmueke) September 25, 2020
According to Mueke, it is through the new political outfit that he and like-minded people will “deliver on the aspiration of Kenyans.”
“Our economy is struggling, unemployment is at its highest and corruption is getting worse. Even in the middle of this pandemic, people have stolen money set aside to save lives,” he said.
— United Green Movement Kenya (@UGMParty) September 25, 2020
Speculations are rife that he will be running for the Kitui governor post come 2022.
He tendered in his resignation on September 4, months after former Machakos senator Johnstone Muthama’s exit.
“I hereby tender my resignation with immediate effect as well as relinquish my platinum membership, ” he said.
Noting that he has been a loyal and committed member of the party, Mueke asked the Political Parties registrar to remove his name from the party member list.
“I request the office of the registrar of political parties to immediately delete my name from the member list in Wiper,” he said.
“I wish you and your party all the best as you continue your political journeys.”