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Jubilee pulls out of Machakos, Matungu, Kabuchai by-elections

Tuju said decision in line with its position to unify the country in line through BBI

In Summary

• Secretary-General Raphael Tuju, however, said that the party will field a candidate for Nairobi Governor if the courts give the IEBC green light to hold the polls.

• Tuju said the vacant seats were previously held by Ford Kenya and ANC, parties which are friendly to the ruling party.

The Jubilee Party has announced that it won't be fielding candidates in the upcoming by-elections in Matungu and Kabuchai parliamentary seats and Machakos senatorial seat. https://bit.ly/3qtvv6r

The Jubilee Party has announced that it won't be fielding candidates in the upcoming by-elections in Matungu and Kabuchai parliamentary seats and Machakos senatorial seat.

Secretary-General Raphael Tuju, however, said that the party will field a candidate for Nairobi Governor if the courts give the IEBC green light to hold the polls.

Tuju said the party made the decision, not to field the candidates, is in line with its position to unify the country in line through the Building Bridges Initiative.

Tuju said the vacant seats were previously held by Ford Kenya and ANC, parties which are friendly to the ruling party.

"We are enjoying a good engagement with Wiper, ANC and Ford Kenya. The decision is in line with Jubilee bigger picture of unifying the country," he said.

Meanwhile, the party has unveiled candidates for three ward by-elections.

They are Virginia Wamaitha for Hells Gate ward in Nakuru, Francis Njoroge for London ward and Lucy Ngendo for Huruma ward in Uasin Gishu.

Tuju addressed a press conference at Jubilee headquarters on Wednesday in Pangani.

He was flanked by National Assembly Majority Leader Amos Kimunya, Senate Deputy Majority Leader Fatuma Dullo, Parliamentary Group secretary Adan Keynan and National Assembly Majority Whip Jimmy Angwenyi.

Tuju and the party officials declined to state their position on a fresh push by ANC to impeach Deputy President William Ruto.

He said the party has never discussed the issue and therefore could not comment on statements by other parties.