JP told to ensure fair primaries in Kiambaa
Candidates seeking Jubilee ticket in the battle to succeed the late Kiambaa lawmaker Paul Koinage have asked the party to ensure free and fair nomination.
Led by Football Kenya Federation Kiambaa branch Secretary General Josphat Kamanya, 36, the aspirants said the President Uhuru Kenyatta’s party should allow electorate to democratically pick their candidate.
Kamanya, who in 2017 unsuccessfully contested Kihara Ward, said the party should never be seen to favour any candidate.
“Very many people are in the race. We are marketing ourselves. We are, therefore, asking the party to allow members pick their candidate of choice without interference,” the aspirant said yesterday.
In a notice issued on Wednesday, Jubilee informed aspirants to submit their applications for nomination in the mini-poll scheduled for July 15.
“The Jubilee Elections Board hereby gives notice to members of the Coalition who are interested in the above electoral positions to submit their applications, which should be received by the Party Director of Elections in the prescribed form on or before May 2,” the notice.
Other contenders are the daughter of the late Cabinet Minister Mbiyu Koinange-Lenah, who has been endorsed, her niece Damaris Waiganjo, politician Kariri Njama, US- based Raymond Kuria, Charles Munyui, Eric Mutura and 2017 Woman Rep aspirant Lydia Njeri.
Widow of the late MP, June Koinange is also in the race.