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Jubilee party pulls out of December 15 by-election


The Jubilee Party will not have  a candidate in the upcoming Msambweni constituency by-election.

Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju  in a press briefing outlined that the ruling party had resolved to leave the seat to the opposition.

Tuju stated that the position ought to go to the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.

The seat fell vacant following the death of Suleiman Dori, who lost the battle to cancer on September 3, 2020.

Jubilee party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju

“With the unprecedented corporation between Jubilee and ODM in Parliament in the recent past on matters of national importance and given that this was an ODM seat, the decision has been made that Jubilee will not field a candidate in the interest of the bigger picture.

“This announcement has been made in good time so that any aspirant who has interest in a Jubilee ticket still has other pathways o running for this seat,” Tuju stated.

The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced the by-election date as December 15, 2020.