Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Benson Mutura has officially joined United Democratic Alliance ( UDA ) party.
Mutura who resigned from the Jubilee Party was officially received by Deputy President William Ruto at his official residence in Karen on Thursday.
Mutura together with at least 22 Nairobi elected MCAs held a meeting with the DP before they were unveiled as the new entrants into the UDA party.
Speaking to the Star, Mutura said he is not vying for any political seat but will work for the party.
“I’m not contesting for any political seat. I will perform tasks and duties assigned by the UDA party,” he said.
Umoja One Mca Mark Mugambi who attended the meeting said the legislators proposed Mutura to be a deputy to the candidate UDA party will front for the City governor seat.
“As UDA MCAs in Nairobi we had proposed Speaker Mutura to be the DG to UDA candidate but he said he joined the party willingly and he will be assigned other duties,” he told the Star.
Mutura is not a new face in Nairobi politics.
He first served as the Kimathi Ward councillor before he was elected Makadara MP in the 2013 General Elections on a TNA party ticket.
He however lost the seat to ODM’s George Aladwa in the 2017 polls.
He made a comeback in city leadership on August 14, 2020, after he was elected the third speaker of the county assembly.
This was after Beatrice Elachi resigned from the position after protracted wrangles with MCAs.
Mutura was fronted by president Uhuru Kenyatta for the Speaker’s seat.