The Jubilee Party has pulled out of the Msambweni By election slated for December 15.
Jubilee Party secretary general Raphael Tuju has cited the recent advisory by the Chie Justice that parliament should be dissolved.
“However the decision to not engage in the contest is informed by the facts prevailing at the moment when we face challenges like the recent advisory by the Chief Justice that parliament should be dissolved,” stated Tuju.
Tuju further said that the unprecedented cooperation between Jubilee and ODM in parliament in the recent past on matters of national interest as the other reason for not fielding a candidate.
Tuju however noted that the party had received inquiries from some potentially strong aspirants who wanted to vie for the seat.
“This announcement has been made in good time so that any aspirant who has interest in a Jubilee ticket still has other pathways for running for this seat.
The Msambweni parliamentary seat fell vacant after ODM MP Suleiman Dori died in March this year at the Aga Khan Hospital.