Stop bias, al­low hope­fuls to face off in pri­maries, MP Mbura tells DP Ruto

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties Coast -

Nom­i­nated Se­na­tor Emma Mbura has said there are at­tempts to frus­trate her into leav­ing the Ju­bilee Party so another can­di­date is given the ticket to run for Rabai MP. She blames it on deputy party leader Wil­liam Ruto. Mbura on Mon­day said el­e­ments of in­di­vid­ual par­ties still ex­ist in JP, even though they dis­solved and merged. She ac­cused Ruto of plot­ting to en­dorse her ri­val Nel­son Dzuya. “[For­mer] party leaders still pull in their for­mer party di­rec­tions,” she said. Ruto’s URP, Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta’s TNA and another 11 par­ties merged last month. The out­spo­ken se­na­tor warned Uhuru and Ruto against en­dors­ing hope­fuls, where more than one per­son is eye­ing the Ju­bilee ticket. “If Ruto does not stop party bias and if Uhuru con­tin­ues ig­nor­ing some party mem­bers, then Ju­bilee might be hit by a dis­as­trous mass walk­out,” Mbura said. Dzuya con­tested the Rabai seat on the URP ticket at the 2013 elec­tion and lost to ODM’s Wil­liam Kamoti.

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