Jubilee splits primaries into a two day  affair due to demands


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.