BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,19TH JAN 2018-Jubilee party will not participate in the By elections to be held in Kitui west constituency. According to the statement sent to newsrooms on Friday evening and signed by party secretary general Raphael Tuju says the party instead will back the candidacy of widow of former member of parliament the late Francis Nyenze Edith Nyenze. The by election is slated for the 26th of march 2018.
During the party primaries held on Wednesday January 17, Mrs Nyenze clinched Wiper party ticket to contest for seat. Mrs Nyenze garnered 13, 388 votes against her sole opponent in the party Maluki Kitili Mwendwa who got 2,663 votes, to fly the Wiper party flag in the by-election scheduled for March 26th.
Her supporters danced and cheered in celebrations after the late Nyenze widow was announced the winner.
She thanked her supporters for believing in her and pledged to heal the divides and political wounds in the Wiper party arising from the nomination contest, as she prepares to battle with candidates who will be nominated by other parties.