The Jubilee party has given the ‘mother-daughter rivals a four-day ultimatum to send their applications for the Juja parliamentary byelection.
This is after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati said each political party intending to participate in the by-election shall submit the names of the persons contesting in a party primary on or before Monday, May 3.
In a statement on Wednesday, April 28, the Jubilee Party National Election Board requested the members to express their interest for Kiambaa Member of National Assembly and Muguga Ward MCA posts.
“The applications should be received by the jubilee party director of elections in the prescribed form on or before May 2, 2021,” the party said.
However, due to skyrocketing number of COVID-19 cases in Kenya, the party requested members to download and print the form, fill it as duly instructed and thereafter scan the filled form together with all required documents and sent via email to the ruling party.
Kivumbi.co.ke understands that both the widow and daughter of the fallen legislator had announced that they will be seeking Jubilee Party ticket.
June Koinange and Paul Koinange’s daughter, Lenah Koinange now have until Sunday, May 2, to have submitted their requests to the Jubilee election board.
June Koinange said that the people of Kiambaa and other leaders from the region advised her to vie.
“There have been many discussions in Kiambaa that have brought together voters as well as thought and opinion leaders. The people have agreed that they need a strong personality to complete projects initiated by the late Hon Paul Koinange,’’ she said.
Her announcement however comes just a few days after Paul Koinange’s daughter, Lenah Koinange had been picked by the family to contest her father’s parliamentary position.
On April 21, the family spokesperson, Leonard Karuga said that 10 members had shown interest in the post but they had discussed and agreed to endorse Lenah.