BIGGER AND BETTER

Jubilee leadership changes attract aspirants as party rebuilds

Says people who had earlier joined UDA and other parties are rejoining Jubilee following the spirited campaigns

In Summary
  • On Saturday, Jubilee aspirant caucus chairman in Nyeri county Gachara Kamanga said many serious aspirants have joined the party since the NDC.
  • He said the youths have seen the light after their rivals lies were debunked by President Uhuru Kenyatta during his Sagana III meeting in Nyeri.
Nyeri governor aspirant Gachara Kamanga addresses the media at Annabelle Hotel in Nyeri on Saturday
Nyeri governor aspirant Gachara Kamanga addresses the media at Annabelle Hotel in Nyeri on Saturday
Image: EUTYCAS MUCHIRI

Changes in Jubilee leadership which saw two major positions given to Mt Kenya region have rejuvenated the party in the region, a party official said.

During the Jubilee party National Delegates Conference last month, Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni and and his Kieni counterpart Kanini Kega were appointed secretary general and director of elections respectively.

On Saturday, Jubilee aspirant caucus chairman in Nyeri county Gachara Kamanga said many serious aspirants have joined the party since the NDC.

He described Kioni as a person of high integrity, patriotic and interested in the well being of Mt Kenya people.

Kamanga, who is Nyeri governor aspirant said many people are happy with Kioni and Kega's appointment.

“Kega is also vibrant and has shown leadership and he is firm in his political decisions,” he said.

He said people who had earlier joined UDA and other parties have started changing rejoining Jubilee following the spirited campaigns that have been mounted by the party.

He said the youths have seen the light after their rivals lies were debunked by President Uhuru Kenyatta during his Sagana III meeting in Nyeri.

Kamanga spoke at Annabelle Hotel in Nyeri town during a consultative meeting with over 50 Jubilee aspirants vying for various seats.

Kamanga said the caucus was formed after the party’s NDC to market Jubilee in the county.

“Unlike others, Jubilee is the ruling party and has done a lot for Nyeri like the construction of Ruring’u stadium, Mau Mau roads, dualling of the Kenol-Marwa road and the construction of Naromoru Level IV hospital among others, ” he said.

He said the party has already informed residents that its nomination will be a fair and credible.

Mercy King’ori, an MCA aspirant in Dedan Kimathi ward echoed Kamanga’s sentiments saying the changes have revamped the party at the  grassroots.

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