Jubilee clears seven aspirants for Kajiado Central primaries

Jubilee coalition Thursday cleared seven candidates to contest for the primaries in the Kajiado Central by-election to determine their best candidate for the seat. Five of those members are from TNA and two from URP.

January 24th is the official date set for the primaries while March 16th is the by-election date. The candidates are; Leina Mpoke, Patrick Tutui, Elijah Memusi Kanchori, Antony Kiroken and Joyce Kimonjino of TNA, Lemaron Nkaato and Stephen Nkabashi of URP.

The seat was left vacant after the member of parliament Joseph Nkaissery was appointed Interior Cabinet Secretary

We’ll support you in 2022, TNA assures William Ruto

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s TNA has moved to reassure their URP ruling coalition counterparts of the party’s “unwavering” political support for Deputy President William Ruto if he runs for President in 2022, and in his ongoing ICC trial.

This comes amid anxiety among Ruto supporters that the DP may be receiving only lukewarm State support in his trial on crimes against humanity charges linked to the 2007-08 post-election violence.

Ruto is on trial alongside his co-accused, former radio journalist Joshua Sang’.

The state of panic among Ruto’s supporters in his Rift Valley backyard, where Sang’ also comes from, has forced the ruling alliance to develop an image-saving strategy to boost public confidence and avert more damage.

Jubilee political strategists have crafted a new coalition-saving master-plan to dispel fears that the withdrawal of Uhuru’s case by the ICC could spell doom for the TNA and URP union.

 

Bishop Wanjiru decamps to TNA from ODM

Former Starehe MP Margaret Wanjiru on Wednesday decamped to TNA from the ODM party and announced that she will contest the Nairobi governor seat on the party’s ticket.

The move will arguably change Nairobi’s political landscape given that other leading politicians in the TNA fold in Nairobi including Starehe MP Maina Kamanda and Senator Mike Sonko are eying the same seat on the same party’s ticket.

Wanjiru is the first senior politician in Nairobi to ditch ODM for its rival party. Speaking after she was received by TNA Secretary General Onyango Oloo and Executive Director Joseph Mathai respectively, she accused Kidero of spending millions of shillings meant for Nairobi’s development on harambees in Nyanza.

“Today we send a clear message to non-performing Nairobi governor; you will earn a salary every month despite the fact that you do not deliver services to Nairobians. Mr. Governor are more concerned about developing Nyanza than Nairobi where we elected you,” she said.