Jubilee Party primaries will resume on Tuesday, April 24 to Wednesday, April 26 in 33 counties. Jubilee Party Secretary General Hon Rafael Tuju has announced the new dates after the first phase of the exercise aborted on Friday, April 21.
Speaking at Jubilee Headquarters,Hon Tuju called upon all aspirants to practise politics of tolerance. Also urged their supporters to maintain peace during the exercise,"I call upon all aspirants and Jubilee Party supporters to maintain peace during the exercise,"said Tuju.
On Monday primaries will take place in Nairobi County where Incumbent Nairobi Senator Hon Mike Mbuvi Sonko is going to battle out with Hon Peter Kenneth. Other counties will be conducted on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Jubilee cancelled the nominations after chaotic scenes were witnessed in its strongholds. Many of the protests during the Jubilee Party Primaries were sparked by a shortage of ballot papers and late arrival of election materials. Yesterday, President Uhuru Kenyatta President Uhuru apologised to Kenyans fin what he termed as under-preparedness in Jubilee primaries on Friday that led to cancellation of the entire exercise in all 21 counties.
The president said the party did not expect such huge voter turnout hence the inadequacy of ballot materials became a challenge at the polling stations.
“The party and the National Election Board are now remapping entire process taking into account the massive turn out experienced on Friday,” the president said.