Five reps to work with Ju­bilee Party’s Nairobi cam­paign team

The Star (Kenya) - - Politics General -

The Ju­bilee Party yes­ter­day se­lected five Mem­bers of the County Assem­bly to rep­re­sent them in the Nairobi cam­paign team that was named by Pres­i­dent Uhuru Keny­atta. The five were cho­sen in a meet­ing at the party’s Nairobi head­quar­ters and will be chaired by Nairobi assem­bly mi­nor­ity leader Abdi Guyo. The oth­ers are mi­nor­ity chief whip Hashim Ka­mau, Zulfa Hakim, Irungu Ken­neth and Rachael Kamwero. Speak­ing at the meet­ing, Nairobi gover­nor as­pi­rant John­son Sakaja said, “This team will mo­bilise vot­ers in the city to en­sure Ju­bilee has the ma­jor­ity of the seats in the gen­eral elec­tion.” The team is also ex­pected to de­liver the Nairobi gover­nor and con­stituency seats to the Ju­bilee Party. “We are all fight­ing against one [Gover­nor] Evans Kidero, whom we in­tend to send home on Au­gust 8,” Sakaja said. He said Ju­bilee was tar­get­ing two main con­stituen­cies, —West­lands and Ki­bra—that have pre­vi­ously been op­po­si­tion strongholds. Four of the gover­nor as­pi­rants who want to run on the JP ticket at­tended the meet­ing and said they will work to­gether to en­sure the seat is won by the Ju­bilee Party. Former Starehe leg­is­la­tor Mar­gret Wan­jiru said JP will be “fair to all” in the nom­i­na­tion process to be over­seen by the In­de­pen­dent Elec­toral and Bound­aries Com­mis­sion. JP wants to unite Kenyans and the party will start with Nairobi, as it is a multi-eth­nic city, she said. “Nairobi is greater than us all, thus we won’t be led by self­ish­ness. All we want is to de­liver the gover­nor seat to the Ju­bilee Party re­gard­less of the can­di­date,” she said. Mean­while, mem­bers have re­solved to take dis­ci­plinary ac­tion on as­pi­rants who carry out ‘rowdy and in­cit­ing’ cam­paigns. The leg­is­la­tors said they will not al­low a few in­di­vid­u­als to taint the party’s image. This comes days after the Pres­i­dent and Deputy Pres­i­dent Wil­liam Ruto named former Tourism min­is­ter Raphael Tuju to head the Party Sec­re­tariat. The an­nounce­ment was made after a National Gov­ern­ing Coun­cil meet­ing held at the Bo­mas of Kenya. Among the key re­spon­si­bil­i­ties of the sec­re­tariat is to main­tain mem­ber­ship dis­ci­pline.

Ju­bilee Party head­quar­ters in Nairobi

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