Chaos mar Jubilee Party elections in Nakuru

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Jubilee Party Head Quarters in Nairobi's Ngara area. Photo: Benjamin Wafula

Anti-Riot Police were forced to intervene after chaos erupted in Jubilee Party offices in Nakuru County after former Nakuru Town Member of Parliament, David Manyara, was elected the party’s county interim chairman during the elections held on Tuesday, December 13.

Police had to fire in the air and lob tear gas canisters to disperse a section for the youth who attempted to disrupt the process at the party headquarters in Milimani Estate.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Manyara thanked Nakuru residents and members of the Jubilee Party for speaking out and assuring them of peaceful campaigns and free and fair nominations.

Manyara further refuted claims that the election was not fair and that there were ‘forces’ behind his election.

He added that the representatives from the 11 Nakuru sub counties had unanimously decided on him to be the chairman.

His main rival, James Karimi, claimed the elections were an orchestrated scheme by a few individuals from the top leadership of Nakuru County noting that the results were not a surprise to him.

His sentiments were echoed by another contender, Harrison Muiruri, who claimed that it was not fair for the former leaders to be denied a chance to rule.

Announcing the results, Jubilee Party Secretary General, Veronica Maina, said the election was to fill the vacant 19 positions but the other positions would be filled equally to ensure that the minority and disabled also get a chance.

Written by Eddy Ashioya

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