RUNNING MATE

Jubilee Party fronts Peter Kenneth, Sabina Chege for Raila's running mate

In Summary

• In a statement on Thursday, the party National Election Board Chairperson Stephen Wandeto said the party agreed for the two names to be presented to the panel.

• Some of the big names mentioned as possible Raila running mates are Wiper boss Kalonzo, Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua, and Governors Lee Kinyanjui (Nakuru).

Murang'a Woman reprfesentative Sabina Chege, former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth and Gatanga MP Joseph Nduati at Kiunyu PCEA church.
Murang'a Woman reprfesentative Sabina Chege, former Gatanga MP Peter Kenneth and Gatanga MP Joseph Nduati at Kiunyu PCEA church.
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The ruling Jubilee Party has presented two names to the Azimio Running Mate Selection Panel for consideration.

In a statement on Thursday, the party National Election Board Chairperson Stephen Wandeto said the party agreed for the two names to be presented to the panel.

"We refer to the above subject matter and forward herewith names of the persons proposed by Jubilee Party for consideration as Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition Deputy President Nominees. Peter Kenneth and Sabina Chege," Wandeto said.

The 26 Azimio parties have to forward names of potential running mate candidates in their midst to the panel which will end the exercise on May 10 before handling the preferred nominee to both President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Azimio flag bearer Raila Odinga..

Pressed for time, several Azimio parties Wednesday convened informal meetings to deliberate on the possible names to submit to the panel before the 24-hour window elapse.

Some of the big names mentioned as possible Raila running mates are Wiper boss Kalonzo, Narc Kenya leader Martha Karua, and Governors Lee Kinyanjui (Nakuru) and Hassan Joho (Mombasa).

Others are Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu, Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya and James Mwangi of Equity Bank.

On Thursday, Kanu Chairman Gideon Moi proposed Kalonzo as a suitable person to be named as Raila’s running mate.

According to him, the former Vice President is more qualified amongst those mentioned as possible Raila’s running mate.

“The Kenya African National Union (KANU) proposes and submits the name of H.E Hon. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka as its preferred candidate for the position of Deputy President in the forthcoming General Election,” Moi said.

He added: “It is our considered opinion, and we strongly believe that Stephen Kalonzo fits the bill and is the most suitable to deputise Raila Amolo Odinga.”


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