106 of­fi­cials refuse to join JP after union

They in­clude Munya, Ti­mamy, Rutto, Khal­wale, Kenta and Savula

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics - IMENDE BENJAMIN @Akhasakhulu

One hun­dred and six elected of­fi­cials, among them gov­er­nors, deputy gov­er­nors, senators and MCAs have re­fused to join the Ju­bilee Party, de­spite their par­ties be­ing dis­solved.

The Of­fice of the Regis­trar of Po­lit­i­cal Par­ties yes­ter­day said most of them re­solved to join other par­ties or be­come in­de­pen­dent can­di­dates as they serve the re­minder of their terms.

The of­fi­cials in­clude three gov­er­nors, two deputy gov­er­nors, two senators, seven MPs and 94 MCAs.

Meru Gov­er­nor Peter Munya said he will be­come an in­de­pen­dent can­di­date, Lamu Gov­er­nor Issa Ti­mamy has re­quested to join the Amani Na­tional Congress, while Bomet Gov­er­nor Isaac Rutto of­fi­cially joined his party, Chama Cha Mashinani.

Lamu Deputy Gov­er­nor Eric Mugo joined ANC, while his Isi­olo coun­ter­part Mo­hammed Gulleid joined Chama Cha Mashinani.

The senators who re­fused to join JP are Boni Khal­wale and Ge­orge Khaniri of Kakamega and Vi­higa county re­spec­tively.

The seven MPs are Moitalel Kenta (Narok) and Kyengo Matatha (Kan­gundo) who will be in­de­pen­dent can­di­dates, while Sakwa Bun­yasi (Nam­bale), Al­fred Sambu (We­buye East), Al­fred Mu­sa­dia (Sa­ba­tia), Yusuf Chanzu (Vi­higa) and Ayub Savula who have joined Amani Na­tional Congress.

/ HEZRON NJOROGE

Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta and Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto with other lead­ers at State House, Nairobi, after they an­nounced the Ju­bilee Party merger

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