KENYAN DEPUTY PRESIDENT ASSURES OF FREE, FAIR ELECTIONS IN RULING COALITION

Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, who is also deputy president of the ruling Jubilee Party, has assured those intending to vie for positions in the party of free and fair nominations.

Ruto asserts that there are no preferred candidates in the party, a deliberate move that he says is geared towards getting the right people to steer the party’s agenda.

He was responding to concerns raised by a group of members of parliament allied to the Jubilee Party after a church service at Murungaru township in Nyandarua County on Sunday where they had joined other worshippers.

The delegation included Nyandarua County Governor Waithaka Mwangi and MPs Kimani Ichungwa, Wanjiku Muihia, George Theuri, Kanini Kega, Waweru Nderitu, David Kiaraho, Samuel Gichigi and Kinyanjui Mburu.

The MPs, while supporting plans by the party leadership to involve the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) in party nominations, were concerned over recent endorsements of particular candidates by party bigwigs, one example being the endorsement of Eugene Wamalwa for the Nairobi gubernatorial race on the Jubilee ticket.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK