A Nairobi based advocate has lodged a complaint with the Jubilee Party over what he termed as unfair selection of Jubilee Candidate for the Kibra by elections McDonald Mariga.
Advocate Morris Peter Kinyanjui has asked the party to review the candidature of Mariga based on the fact that he is not a voter in Kibra Constituency.
Kinyanjui has also cast doubts whether Mariga has ever voted in the past elections.
“”To make matters worse, the said selected person is not a resident nor a voter of Kibra Constituency and there are serious doubts whether he has ever voted. His candidateure will be difficult to sell to the people of Kibra given the calibre of MP we had in the immediate past MP,” wrote Kinyanjui.
Kinyanjui further faulted the process within which the candidature of Mariga was arrived at by the National Elections Board.
“Not only was there nominations conducted, but the National Election Board arrogated upon itself powers it does not have to conduct the aforesaid selection and even then, they did not feel the right to inform the aspirants, and i only learnt of the same through the media,” stated Kinyanjui.
The Jubilee Party Constitution Article 11 states that the party shall conduct open, free fair, and transparent nominations in national and county elections.
Kinyanjui’s letter was received and stamped by the Jubilee Party secretary General Raphael Tuju.
The complaint comes even as Gatundu South MP stated that he would support ODM candidate in the Kibra by elections.