Jubilee receives defectors from NASA in Nakuru
The defections come just a day after NASA held a rally at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru
Nakuru County officials of two parties allied to the National Super Alliance have defected to Jubilee Party, citing frustration by the top leadership.
The branch secretaries for ODM and ANC, Charles Dulo and Wilson Omolisia respectively, announced their defection to a crowd of Jubilee supporters at the party’s Nakuru office.
The defections come just a day after NASA held a rally at Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.
The party’s affairs
“I was the secretary for ANC party but ODM has been interfering with the party’s affairs. I could no longer bear it and this made me resign from the position to support Jubilee, where grassroots leaders are respected,” said Omolisia.
On his part, Mr Dulo said ODM did not respect the voice of the people in the nominations and had instead snatched party tickets from the people who genuinely won.
“Several MCAs and a parliamentary candidate won the nominations fairly but the nomination certificates were awarded to handpicked individuals,” said Dulo.
The two were received by the Nakuru JP chairman, David Manyara, MPs Samuel Arama (Nakuru Town West) and Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), and Jubilee election candidates.
The function was also attended by elders from the Luo and Luhya communities.
Speaking on behalf of the elders, Amukhoya Anangwe, urged residents to re-elect President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, on August 8, saying they have shown respect for all Kenyans regardless of their political affiliation.
Mr Arama assured local residents that their security is guaranteed ahead of the polls and urged them to ignore propaganda being spread targeting certain communities to leave the county. [Kennedy Gachuhi]