Jubilee Party has officially invited fresh applications from aspirants seeking for a ticket to contest in the Kibra MP seat by-elections just a few days after it disowned a controversial letter listing the party’s candidates.
Speaking on Wednesday, the party Secretary-General, Raphael Tuju, exuded confidence in fair elections that will be handled by the elections board.
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On Tuesday, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) confirmed receiving a letter from the party which had endorsed football star Mcdonald Mariga among other contestants for the Kibra seat but has since been advised to disregard its contents.
“The Commission received a letter on Monday 26th August 2019 at 5pm, forwarding the names of aspirants of Jubilee Party for the Kibra by-election. However, it has come to the attention of the Commission that Jubilee Party has denied authoring the said letter and termed it as fake,” IEBC said in a statement.
Tuju termed the letter fake as he called on Kenyans to ignore its content. Other candidates listed in the letter included Morris Peter Kinyanjui, Walter Trenk Mukinyingi, Said Ibrahim and Doreen Nangame.