Jubilee to recruit thousands to conduct party primaries

Do you want to manage the Jubilee Party nominations on April 21?

If yes, you only have until Friday this week to submit your application for the thousands of jobs that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s party has advertised.

The party has taken a huge gamble with an announcement that it will conduct its high stakes nominations for all elective seats, except that of President, in all counties, in a single day.

The posts on offer are those of 47 county returning officer, 290 constituency returning officers, thousands of presiding officers and an even bigger number of polling clerks and counting clerks.

However, in an advertisement in the local dailies, the party did not announce the number of people it wants in the different posts, but Secretary-General Raphael Tuju had in an exclusive interview on Sunday told the Nation that the party will hire “over 20,000 clerks.”


To apply, the party said, applicants should complete an online form available on the Jubilee website or through the party link.

“The forms are also available at the county offices in case one cannot complete the online application. All applications should be received on or before Friday April 7, 2017,” the party said in a notice signed by Mr Andrew Musangi, the chairman of the National Elections Board.

For the county returning officer, who will announce results of all the five elective seats up for grabs at the county level and issue certificates, the applicant must be a graduate with 10 years work experience in the public or private sector, and be computer literate.


The constituency returning officer, who will give certificates to candidates for MP and MCA seats, will need to have the same qualifications as that of the county returning officer.

Presiding officers will be the overall heads of polling stations – some that Mr Tuju said will be merged for easier management – and will manage the counting of votes and announcement of results at the polling station before submitting them to the constituency.

A presiding officer must be aged between 25 and 45 years, with a degree or a diploma and must be computer literate.

The party will also hire thousands of polling clerks who will manage the counting and the nominations themselves.

To qualify as a clerk, one must be aged between 21 and 35 years, have a KCSE certificate with a grade above C+ as well as be computer literate.

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