Monday August 26,2019 - Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party suffered a major blow on Monday after President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee Party announced that it will field a candidate to contest in the November 7th Kibra by-election.
Making the announcement, Jubilee Party Secretary General, Raphael Tuju, urged interested persons to send applications to Jubilee’s National Elections Board.
“Our analysis and consultations confirm that our Jubilee Party is competitive enough in the forthcoming political contest.”
“It is noteworthy that the neighbouring Lang’ata Constituency was won by Jubilee Party candidate contrary to conventional political analysis,” Tuju noted.
Jubilee’s entry into the contest puts ODM in a tight spot because senior ODM leaders were planning to rig ODM nominations scheduled for August 31st and give the “highest bidder” the ticket.
ODM party leader, Raila Odinga, is notoriously known for issuing tickets to his close associates and individuals who have deep pockets.
The Kenyan DAILY POST