Nakuru: Candidates unite in cancellation of nominations



All aspirants varying for elective positions on a Jubilee ticket in Nakuru County have recommended that the nomination exercise be postponed to another date due to logistical challenges that have marred the entire exercise since morning.

Addressing the media at Jubilee offices in Nakuru town, the gubernatorial aspirant Lee Kinyanjui said the logistical challenges have impaired the credibility of the exercise and it was not possible to continue.

He cited lack of enough materials, delay in delivery, failure for the nomination to kick-off as scheduled as some of the reasons they want the exercise postponed. The other anomalies which, he said, had affected the exercise were unavailability of ballot papers for a number of MCAs aspirants.

He expressed the joint disappointment of the aspirants who had heavily invested in the exercise in terms of finances and time, only to be let down by poor organisation.

“We, the aspirants have invested so much of our resources in an exercise that is now threatening careers of most of us,” said Kinyanjui.

He urged the party to assure them that the repeat exercise will be credible, free and fair without the logistical nightmares they have experienced and witnessed today.

Kinyanjui who was flanked by all the aspirants said they are waiting for communication from the national elections board in Nairobi on further guidance on their request to hold the nominations at a later date.

Meanwhile the leaders have called for calm saying that they were confident that the matter would be addressed appropriately to allow voters to nominate leaders of their choice.


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