Nairobi,KENYA:Jubilee party has split its party nominations scheduled for the end of the month into a two day affair due to demands that arose from the increase in the number of counties where the exercise will be undertaken.
In a media briefing in Nairobi the national election board chair Andrew Musangi said that the decision was reached at after the counties where initial party primaries were to be conducted increased from 33 to 45.
He said that the primaries in 22 counties will be conducted on the 21st of April while the supplementary session of 23 counties will be conducted on 25th .
Counties from the coast whose primaries are scheduled on 21st include Taita Taveta while in Lamu,Kilifi ,Tana River ,Mombasa and Kwale counties the exercise would be conducted on 25th of April.
Kisumu and Siaya counties have been excluded from the party primaries after it emerged that candidates in those counties do not have competitors .
The party warned the candidates to avoid acts of violence adding that those who will be culpable of such acts would face the full force of the law
“Aspirants are reminded that acts of violence before ,during and after the primaries will lead to automatic disqualification .Our disciplinary committee has commenced sittings today on reported acts of thuggery we await their verdicts.”Musangi said.
He added that the announcement of the results will be done at the polling station ,county level and at the party headquarters in Nairobi in order to enhance efficiency and accountability.