Jubilee Steps Back From Matungu, Kabuchai, Machakos By-Elections

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  • The Jubilee party has announced it won't be filling candidates in the upcoming by-elections in Kabuchai and Matungu parliamentary seats as well as the Machakos senatorial seat.
  • The three candidates include Virginia Wamaitha for Hells Gate ward in Nakuru, Francis Njoroge for London ward, and Lucy Ngendo for Huruma ward in Uasin Gishu.
  • Tuju and other party officials declined to state their position on a fresh push by the Mudavadi-led party, ANC to impeach Deputy President William Ruto.

The Jubilee party has announced it won’t be filling candidates in the upcoming by-elections in Kabuchai and Matungu parliamentary seats as well as the Machakos senatorial seat.

Party secretary-general Raphael Tuju however noted that the party will field a candidate for the Nairobi Gubernatorial race if the court gives the IEBC green light to hold the polls.

According to Tuju, the party made the decision, not to field the candidates is in line with its position to unify the country in line with the Building Bridges Initiative.

Tuju noted that the two parliamentary seats were previously held by ANC and Ford Kenya partied which are BBI friendly.

“We are enjoying a good engagement with Wiper, ANC, and Ford Kenya. The decision is in line with Jubilee’s bigger picture of unifying the country,” he said.

On the other hand, Jubilee has unveiled candidates for three ward by-elections.

The three candidates include Virginia Wamaitha for Hells Gate ward in Nakuru, Francis Njoroge for London ward, and Lucy Ngendo for Huruma ward in Uasin Gishu.

Tuju made the announcements at the Jubilee headquarters on Wednesday, January 12, in Pangani.

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While addressing the press Tuju was accompanied by National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya, Senate Deputy Majority Leader Fatuma Dullo, Parliamentary Group secretary Adan Keynan, and National Assembly Majority Whip Jimmy Angwenyi.

Tuju and other party officials declined to state their position on a fresh push by the Mudavadi-led party, ANC to impeach Deputy President William Ruto.

He however said Jubilee has never discussed the issue and therefore could not comment on statements by other parties.

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