An aspirant for Kiharu parliamentary seat Mr. George Kamau has bolted from Jubilee Party a day before nominations are repeated.
Kamau, a former Murang’a county executive member for finance said he will consult widely before joining another party which he will announce soon.
Addressing the press on Sunday, Kamau expressed fear that the planned repetition of the Party nominations will be marred by numerous challenges.
In Murang’a, he said, there will be apathy in the nominations scheduled on April 25 as people were frustrated during the shambled primaries which were cancelled at the last minute.
Majority of our followers expressed their disappointment with the party for taking their time for granted, this indicates we should expect minimal number of people who will come out for nominations, noted Kamau.
In the bungled nominations, he argued, voters mobilized and sensitized to participate in the exercise were disillusioned and felt disenfranchised.
We do not possibly see how a repeat exercise of the party nominations will address the very serious flaws identified and now embedded in the voters mind, he added.
He said; no consultations have taken place among the various stakeholders to come up with an agreeable method of addressing the identified weaknesses.
At the time of going to the press, Kamau was expected to present his resignation as member of Jubilee Party at the headquarters in Nairobi.
In Kiharu constituency, 11 parliamentary seat aspirants are fighting to clinch Jubilee party ticket.
Kamau observed that come August 8, several MPs will be elected on other parties in the region which is a stronghold of Jubilee party. Some critics claimed Kamau had sensed defeat in the nominations thus opting to defect to another party.
Last week on Thursday, a gubernatorial aspirant Moses Mwangi decamped from Jubilee Party claiming that his opponents were planning to rig him out.
Source: Kenya News Agency