Meru Jubilee leaders optimistic of fair, credible nominations

Kiraitu Murungi
Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi addressing a past rally in Tigania East.

A section of Jubilee Party (JP) leaders from Meru County are optimistic of a free and fair nomination exercise set for Friday 21, insisting that the party has learnt from the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party primaries which were marred with violence and election malpractices.

Led by Meru County Senator Kiraitu Murungi, Imenti North Legislator Rahim Dawood and Woman Representative Florence Kajuju, the leaders warned JP to be vigilant and avoid any form of violence in the coming primaries as witnessed in ODM’s exercise in Busia, Kakamega and Narok counties that led to the annulations of the Busia gubernatorial nomination results.

“Since I am the only gubernatorial aspirant seeking a JP ticket, I will not be participating in the nominations but I want to appeal to all aspirants to conduct dignified campaigns and accept the people’s verdict after the exercise,” said the Meru senator.

Ms Florence Kajuju urged JP to conduct credible primaries to avoid discontent among aspirants, further calling on voters to come out in large numbers and nominate their preferred candidates in the different elective seats.

“Jubilee is a popular party in Meru and it is more organized so it should be able to conduct a credible nomination,” said Florence Kajuju.

On his part, Rahim Dawood, who will face stiff competition from Mutea Iringo and Beatrice Karwitha to obtain the party’s ticket in order to defend his seat, appealed to residents to maintain peace during and after the coming General Election.

The leaders were speaking on Sunday at the Cathedral Catholic Church in Imenti North Sub-county after attending an Easter mass.

Story edited by Majanga Michael


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