No endorsements in Jubilee Party – President Kenyatta

No endorsements in Jubilee Party – President Kenyatta

President Uhuru Kenyatta has ruled out endorsement of candidates for elective positions under the newly-formed Jubilee Party.

In a national address on Tuesday, President Kenyatta stated that every candidate in the yet-to-be-launched party will be given a fair chance to compete for elective positions through a nomination process that would be overseen by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries (IEBC).

He further called on other political parties to allow IEBC to run their nominations to ensure transparency and credible.

President Kenyatta further said that the new party, which will be launched between September 9th and 10th 2016, will go a long way in uniting Kenyans irrespective of their tribal or regional affiliations.

“The new party has representation from across the nation and is guided by a progressive agenda. We want to build a stronger democracy to make aspirations of our people a reality,” said Uhuru.

Some of the parties who are set to join the new party include PNU Alliance Party of Kenya (APK), United Republican Party (URP), The National Alliance (TNA), Tip Tip, United Democratic Forum (UDF), Republican Congress Party, New Ford Kenya and Ford People.

More to follow…