On Thursday 14th April, there was UDA party primaries in all the 47 counties. For the many aspirants, they had to come out and table their interest in a given seat, by virtue of being the best emerged nominee.
Even so, there was alot of disarray among the nominations participants. Many Kenyans have gone to social media to oppose approval of wrong candidates for nominations.
In a clip, a UDA supporter is seen crying out to the party leader Dr. William Ruto on the issue of equity. The man went further to even threaten to leave the party and join other coalitions/ political movement.
Some people were given direct tickets while others had to stand up and defend their seats by campaigning. Worse still, other people were spotted supplying already marked ballot papers, making the exercise unfair and predetermined.
The illegal process is said to have been as a result of the vocal aspirants using their resources to lure the people so as they can consider them.
Due to the current economic crisis, many people will be ready to support whoever gives them some “nice lunch” to feed on, either cash or in liquid, as opposed to those who wants votes by just sitting with no attempt to fight for it.
In line with such cases, the UDA party chair of National Elections Body (NEB) Anthony Mwaura has called on a repeat for nominations on some parts of the country.
The most affected regions are ;
1) Kasarani constituency
In this region, the national elections board chair to UDA noted some loopholes on Mwika ward Nairobi county.
The polling stations affected are ;
– Mwika primary
– Mwika assistant chief’s camp
– St. Augustine church
2) Kabete constituency
In kiambu county, Mwaura noted the following areas as polling stations where nominations must repeat.
– Kanyiri secondary school that is found in Gitaru ward
– St. Mary’s Kaimba that is found in Nyadhuma ward.
The nominations are set to be done on 17th, which will be on a Monday.