Nyeri Political Aspirants Say Bungled Jubilee Nominations Cost them Sh335 Million
Jubilee Party politicians in Nyeri county are counting huge losses following flopped jubilee nomination exercise that was marred with confusion before they were called off.
Expressing their frustrations following the cancellation of the entire exercise, the aspirants said that the incurred a loss amounting to Sh335 million for that day only.
The county had a total of 572 polling stations, of which each aspirant was required to have two agents in each polling station. In total, the party had 293 political aspirants which included; 5 governor aspirants, 4 for Senatorial, 30 MPs, 4 Women Representative, and 250 MCAs. The total amounted to 293 political aspirants hiring 335,192 agents.
With each agent was earning between Sh1,000 and Sh1,500, the aspirants say they spent about Sh335 million in total.
Mukami Wachira, a Women's Representative aspirant disclosed that she incurred a loss of Sh1.14 million to pay the agents. She asking Jubilee to reimburse aspirants the costs since it is Jubilee that bungled the process.
Kieni MP aspirant Nemesius Warugongo told Nairobi News that he incurred a loss of Sh7 million, which was a loan from a bank. “You cannot fail to pay the agents because they did their job. Cancellation of the exercise was not in their control. The repeat means aspirants going deep into their pockets for more money,” said Mr Warugongo.
Jubilee party has since announced that the exercise will be repeated on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week.