Naomi Shaban ditches Jubilee ahead of nominations

Naomi Shaban ditches Jubilee ahead of nominations

Taveta Member of Parliament Dr Naomi Shaban has officially ditched the Jubilee Party ahead of the nominations scheduled for Friday, April 21st to defend her seat as an independent candidate.

Shaban, a seasoned politician, has been a key pillar of Jubilee politics in Taita Taveta County having been the only elected Jubilee legislator in the coast region during the last General Election.

She was subsequently elected as the deputy leader of majority in the current National Assembly.

Shaban was facing a tough contest for the Jubilee Party nomination ticket at her Taveta Constituency backyard from Mike Banton.

In May 2016, Shaban had hinted that she would retire from politics but continue supporting Jubilee ideologies.

Jubilee Party has since gaining ground in the county, with Senator Dan Mwanzo and Women Rep Joyce Lay joining the party.

Senator Mwanzo intends to clinch the party ticket to try his luck in unseating Governor John Mruttu.