- At the Bomas auditorium, UDA has set up 47 desks for the simulation exercise.
- The party is seeking to demonstrate it's foolproof system that it bets on to deliver credible, free and fair elections.
Delegates attending the United Democratic Alliance party key meeting at Bomas of Kenya will on Friday be taken through a simulation exercise of how the December elections will be conducted electronically.
The UDA national secretariat will demonstrate to the delegates who comprise all party-elected and nominated leaders how the grassroots elections will be carried out using a digital system.
The Cleophas Malala-led secretariat will simulate how results will be transmitted from polling stations to the county tallying centres and then to the National tallying centre.
Already delegates have started trooping into the historic Bomas of Kenya where President William Ruto is set to chair the party's National Governing Council meeting.
The NGC is an organ that brings together all leaders elected on the UDA party ticket.
At the Bomas auditorium, UDA has set up 47 desks for the simulation exercise with the party seeking to demonstrate it's foolproof system that it bets on to deliver credible, free and fair elections.
The party is the country's largest single political outfit by the number of elected leaders with President Ruto under pressure to guarantee fairness in UDA's first-ever grassroots and national elections.
Party grassroots elections have previously become an exercise that has triggered bitter and acrimonious fallouts which have gone ahead to affect their performance at national elections.
The meeting of the NGC is set to endorse proposed changes to the UDA constitution including picking two more deputy party leaders.
Those expected to attend the meeting include all governors, Senators, members of the National Assembly and members of the County Assemblies elected on the UDA ticket.
Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua who is the current sole deputy party leader is also set to attend the meeting that gets underway amid plans to have two more people picked for the strategic position.
The UDA party is also holding the key meeting amid perceived rifts over calls to have all constituent parties in the Kenya Kwanza government merge ahead of the 2027 polls.
Ruto is seeking to build momentum by first fastening loose nuts within his UDA outfit which threaten his political ambitions.
Among top UDA heavyweights who have arrived at the venue include Governors Susan Kihika(Nakuru), Simon Kachapin(West Pokot), Anne Waiguru (Kirinyaga) and Nandi's Stephen Sang' and National Assembly Majority Whip Silvanus Osoro.
Leaders have been tight-lipped about the agenda of the NGC but the UDA constitution stipulates that the organ has powers to act on behalf of the National Delegates Convention to make key decisions including amending the constitution.
The party is gearing up for grassroots and national elections in December with the current officials only serving on an interim basis.
" We have arrived here and we are ready for the meeting as you can see, " Osoro said as he arrived at the Bomas of Kenya.