Jubilee Party has written to the Clerk of the Senate, Jeremiah Nyegeye, rejection 15 independent candidates and four nominees to the East Africa Legislative Assembly.
In a letter by the leader of majority in the National Assembly, Aden Duale, Jubilee argues that the opposition tabled four nominees to the parliament to limit the House from making choices during voting.
“I hereby wish to lodge my party’s two objections to the nomination of persons to vie for election as members of EALA...In forwarding four names, the coalition mischievously seeks to deny the House the freedom of choice to reject any or all of the four candidates,” Duale says in the letter.
“This is clearly a mischievous attempt to tie the freedom of choice at the voting stage, more so where the records indicate that at the time of the close of applications, Cord had 41 applicants; 24 in the National Assembly and 17 in the Senate.”Another part of the letter reads.
The four nominees from the opposition coalition that Jubilee seeks to reject include, Zein Abubakar ODM National Elections Board Chairperson, Judith Pareno, Ronald Kipng’etich and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka’s son, Kennedy Musyoka.
Jubilee further seeks to have the opposition coalition to provide minutes of the meeting where the four were nominated in order to prove the process was transparent and democratic.