Godeon Moi’s KANU has withdrawal from the London Ward by-election slated for March 5th. This comes two days after ODM Party withdrew from the same mini-polls, to back the ruling Jubilee Party.
In a statement on Monday, KANU Secretary General Nick Salat the decision to withdraw from the mini-poll has been reached by the party after wide consultations, among its rank and file.
”Following wide consultations within the rank and file of the party, KANU hereby wishes to announce the withdrawal of its candidature from the London Ward by-election in favor of Jubilee Party,” Secretary General Nick Salat said in a statement.
On February 27th, ODM Chairperson, Nakuru County branch Peter Osono announced the Orange party was backing Jubilee candidate, at a meeting attended by MPs Samuel Arama (Nakuru Town West), David Gikaria (Nakuru Town East), Maina Kamanda (Nominated), Babu Owino (Embakasi East) and Kanini Kega (Kieni).
The withdrawal of KANU and ODM from the by-election gives the Jubilee Party more impetus. William Ruto’s UDA Party will face a joint force of Jubilee, ODM and KANU parties.