DIRECT TICKETS

No nominations for Wiper top seats in Kitui

Only a few MCAs will face their competitors at the Thursday primaries

In Summary

• Former Kitui governor Julius Malombe, Senator Enock Wambua and Woman Representative Irene Kasalu survived being subjected to the primaries.

• The party had communicated to the IEBC that it will hold its nominations on Thursday.

Mwingi West MP Charles Nguna, Kitui Woman Representative Irene Kasalu, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua, Kitui West MP Beth Nyenze and Mwingi North MP Paul Nzengu. The legislators have all been issued with direct tickets to defend their seats.
DIRECT TICKETS: Mwingi West MP Charles Nguna, Kitui Woman Representative Irene Kasalu, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua, Kitui West MP Beth Nyenze and Mwingi North MP Paul Nzengu. The legislators have all been issued with direct tickets to defend their seats.
Image: MUSEMBI NZENGU

Wiper has tactfully precluded primaries for top positions in Kitui by issuing out direct tickets.

The party had communicated to the IEBC that it would hold its nominations on Thursday.

However, following negotiations and consensus building at the Wiper Party command centre, the party agreed to issue direct tickets for its most popular candidates except for a few MCA positions.

The decision by the party saw former Kitui governor Julius Malombe, Senator Enock Wambua and Woman Representative Irene Kasalu survive being subjected to the primaries.

Other who survived the nominations are Mwingi West MP Charles Nguna and Kitui East's Miltonic Kimanzi alias Kitute who recently defected from Narc.

Kitui Wiper primaries coordinator Waziri Bakari on Wednesday said two Kitui assembly top guns Stephen Musili from Kyuso and Boniface Kasina of Tseikuru will face nominations.

He said they are among 15 party hopefuls for ward positions who will face their competitors at the Thursday primaries.

Musili is the majority whip while Kasina is the chair of the budget committee.

Bakari said it is all system go and all voting materials and personnel will be in place on Thursday morning.

(Edited by Bilha Makokha)

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