Group of Ju­bilee Party as­pi­rants threaten to form par­al­lel cam­paign team

The Star (Kenya) - - Counties -

A group of Ju­bi­ilee Party as­pi­rants in Nairobi have threat­ened to form a par­al­lel cam­paign team.

Led by woman representative hope­ful Mil­li­cent Omanga, the group on Tues­day ac­cused some elected lead­ers of sidelin­ing them. Omanga said the group will join forces with “out­siders”.

“We wish to strongly con­demn the state­ment pur­port­edly is­sued by a sec­tion of Nairobi Ju­bilee lead­ers threat­en­ing to lock out other as­pi­rants for Nairobi gov­er­nor by en­sur­ing they only sup­port one of their own,” she said.

Omanga said the law al­lows el­i­gi­ble Kenyans to run for of­fice any­where in the coun­try. “It is the Nairobi elec­torate that have the fi­nal say,” she said. Omanga said it is “em­bar­rass­ing” to have a Nairobi cam­paign team pre­dom­i­nantly made up of one eth­nic group.

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