Duale, Lusaka among aspirants getting Jubilee tickets unopposed

April 28, 2017 (4 weeks ago) 1:27 pm
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Others are Mandera Governor Ali Roba, Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji and legislators Mithika Linturi (Igembe South), Aden Keynan (Eldas) and Ben Washiali (Mumias East)/CFM

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 28 – National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale (MP Garissa Township), Bungoma Governor Ken Lusaka and Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi are among candidates expected at the Jubilee Party headquarters Friday to collect their nomination certificates.

The three are among aspirants who were unopposed in their quest to seek elective seats on the party ticket.

Others are Mandera Governor Ali Roba, Garissa Senator Yusuf Haji and legislators Mithika Linturi (Igembe South), Aden Keynan (Eldas) and Ben Washiali (Mumias East).

In a press statement earlier in the week, National Elections Board Chairperson Andrew Musangi said the party had embarked on the process of preparing certificates for candidates who won the primaries.

“All candidates who were for the position of Governor, Senator, Woman Representative and Member of National Assembly should collect their nomination certificates from Party headquarters Friday, April 28,” he said.

According to Musangi, aspirants who participated in party primaries on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday whose victory has not been challenged will be issued with nomination certificates between Saturday April 29 and Tuesday May 2.

The exercise by the party has been largely successful despite a false start last Friday which forced Jubilee to call off the voting process in the first batch of 21 counties including Kiambu, Kajiado and Kirinyaga.

On Saturday, a day after the party had called off the exercise, President Uhuru Kenyatta issued an apology to party supporters saying the party was overwhelmed by the number of voters who turned up for the polls.

Kenyatta visited the party headquarters Thursday commending the secretariat for managing the exercise in a free and fair manner despite the huge voter turnout.

“In the history of this Republic, I think it will go down in record that the Jubilee nominations of 2017 have been by far the freest and the fairest and was transparent,” he said April 27.

“Jubilee supporters and Kenyans in general have spoken. If you look at the turnout in every single constituency you will undoubtedly agree with me that the support for Jubilee is overwhelming and that is all over the country,” the President added.

Deputy President William Ruto who is also the Deputy Party leader has been at the Jubilee headquarters since Sunday where he has been overseeing the exercise in liaison with the secretariat.

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