Bungoma aspirant wants Sh500,000 UDA nomination fee refunded

Baraza said he will now vie on an independent party ticket.

In Summary

•Baraza said he will vie on an independent party ticket. 

•As the General Election draws near, political parties are rushing to beat the party primaries deadline that is set for April 22, 2022. 

FILE/ Deputy President William Ruto shake hands with Bungoma aspirant Zachariah Baraza.
FILE/ Deputy President William Ruto shake hands with Bungoma aspirant Zachariah Baraza.
Image: DPPS

Bungoma governor seat aspirant Zachariah Baraza wants the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party to refund his Sh500,000 nomination fee.

Speaking to the media, Baraza claimed that he was requested by the UDA top officials to shelve his ambitions to vie the Bungoma governor seat in favour of Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka. 

Baraza now wants to vie on an independent party ticket. 

“If the DP knew that he was going to back Mr Lusaka and ask me to shelve my bid, he should not have asked me to pay the Sh500,000 for nomination fees," he said.

Baraza asked the DP to refund the money noting that it will be used for the development of schools in poor conditions within Bungoma County. 

The aspirant talked about how Ruto had promised aspirants that the party would let the people decide their candidates in the nominations phase. 

Baraza will battle it out with Lusaka, Wycliffe Wangamati of the Democratic Alliance Party of Kenya  (DAP-K), university lecturers Peter Khakina and Sophy Waliaula in the upcoming August 9 polls. 

As the General Election draws near, political parties are rushing to beat the party primaries deadline that is set for April 22, 2022. 


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