Former Nairobi Deputy Governor Jonathan Mueke has joined United Green Movement (UGM) party as the co-secretary-general.
His move comes barely two weeks after he resigned from the Wiper Party, saying the decision had been “necessitated by the evolving political landscape, coupled with the kind of change required to bring the promise of a better tomorrow for the youthful population”.
Taking to his Twitter account on Friday, 25th September, Mueke said: “Today, I officially join the United Green Movement party as co-secretary-general.
“From today I shall lead with others, the UGM party that will deliver on the aspiration of Kenyans. This is the reason I chose to change my political party affiliation, to change political parties.”
Mueke said that through the new political party and with like-minded leaders, they would deliver on the aspiration of Kenyans.
“It is clear that things keep getting worse for the majority of Kenyans. It has become difficult to get a job, pay school fees, and put food on the table,” he said.
“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.”
With his new outfit, the politician is expected to vie for Kitui governorship in the 2022 General Election.
Mueke, who ditched the Kalonzo Musyoka-led party after a 14-year stint, vied for the Westlands parliamentary seat in 2007, and subsequently Nairobi Deputy Governor in 2013 and 2017 on a Wiper ticket.
He became the second leader to leave the party after former Machakos Senator Johnson Muthama in June.