106 officials refuse to join JP after union
They include Munya, Timamy, Rutto, Khalwale, Kenta and Savula
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.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto with other leaders at State House, Nairobi, after they announced the Jubilee Party merger