Jubilee to hold nominations in 5 counties today

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Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju speaking at Jubilee Party headquarters in Nairobi. Photo/

The Jubilee Party will today (Monday) hold repeat primaries in five counties among them Baringo, Elgeyo Marakwet, Kirinyaga, Bomet and Nandi Counties.

Preparations are complete in Kirinyaga County; with Police Commander Joseph Nthenge vowing to ensure the process is peaceful, even as aspirants called for credible polls.

Meanwhile, repeat nominations in Nairobi County will now be held on Wednesday, April 26th after the party postponed the exercise that was meant to be held today (Monday).

In the announcement, Party Secretary General, Raphael Tuju said they had reached the decision to move the primaries forward to avoid cases of interference with other parties bearing in mind that the opposition Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) will hold its primaries in the city county on Tuesday, April 25.

Tuju said that the party is prepared to hold the primaries but argued that Nairobi County is the most competitive and hence the need to give it more time.

In his address, Mr Tuju noted that ODM had already booked most of the polling stations, which include schools, and hence the need to move their nominations.

ODM had already booked most of the polling stations including schools and hence there could have been a possible clash if we held our Nairobi primaries tomorrow (Monday), noted Mr Tuju.

Jubilee announced the new nomination dates on Saturday, April 22 after the first phase of the exercise in 21 counties aborted on Friday, April 21.

On Tuesday, the nominations will be held in Lamu, Wajir, Mandera, Marsabit, Turkana, Samburu, Kilifi, Tana River, Mombasa, Kitui, Machakos, Makueni, Bungoma, Busia, Homa Bay, Migori, as well as in Kwale, Garissa, Isiolo, Nyamira, Kajiado, Kiambu, Muranga and Uasin Gishu counties.

On Wednesday, the party will hold the polls in Nairobi, Nyeri, Laikipia, Embu, Taita Taveta, Nyandarua, Narok, Nakuru, Meru, Tharaka Nithi, West Pokot and Trans Nzoia.

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