Jubilee Party has cancelled the Kahawa Wendani MCA nominations without warning.
Reports indicate that the exercise which was slated for today (Tuesday) was supposed to kick off in the morning but by 10.30 am, materials were yet to be received.
Those who were at the chief’s camp said anti-riot police officers manned the premises where the materials were supposed to be dropped off by party officials.
Speculations are rife that the party’s preferred candidate was handed the nomination papers following a vetting process.
Those eyeing the Jubilee party ticket include; Rose Karimi, Samuel Mboshe, Margaret Wanjiku, clergyman Bernard Kariuki, John Gachoka ‘Gash’, David Rukwaro, Ben Wa Gas and Brian Sinne.
The brother to the deceased ward rep Cyrus Omondi, Kevin Ochieng is also running for the seat that fell vacant on February 12.
On Sunday, Kiambu Governor James Nyoro denied claims that the party had a preferred candidate, urging the losers to back the winner.
“As a county government we have no preferred candidate. We shall let the people choose a candidate of their choice without undue influence,” he said.
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Other aspirants are; Derrick Mbugua (Wiper Party), David Kebaso (Party of Economic Democracy), Eric Ouma (New Democrats Party) and Hellen Kiragu (Independent).
ODM dropped out of the race after Jubilee bowed out of the Msambweni by-elections.
“As a party, we wish to thank Jubilee Party leader President Uhuru Kenyatta for the decision not to field a candidate in Msambweni in the spirit of the handshake. In the same spirit, the party’s NEC has resolved that ODM will not be fielding candidates in Lake View Ward in Nakuru County and Kahawa Wendani Ward in Kiambu both of which were held by Jubilee,” ODM secretary general Edwin Sifuna said.
The by-elections will be held on December 15.