ODM withdraws from Nakuru by-elections, backs Jubilee Party

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ubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju, London Ward Jubilee candidate Francis Njoroge, Nominated MP Maina Kamanda and Makadara MP George Aladwa during a campaign rally in London ward/ COURTESY

March 5th will be a one of its kind by-election. It is in the mini-polls that the Jubilee Party will for the first time face off with United Democratic Alliance (UDA), an outfit led by William Ruto.

The ODM Party, which is having a close working relationship with the Jubilee has withdrawn from the Hells Gate and London Ward by-election, throwing its weight behind the Jubilee Party candidates. The exit of ODM leaves Jubilee and UDA parties going against each other in the polls.

Peter Ole Osono, the ODM Party Nakuru Chair made the announcement on Saturday as the party joined Jubilee campaigns in the two by-elections. Legislators present when the party was making the announcement said the two by-elections were a contest between the Handshake team and those who have been against the BBI and unity between Jubilee and ODM Parties.

Present in the meeting are MPs Samuel Arama (Nakuru Town West), David Gikaria (Nakuru Town East), Maina Kamanda (Nominated), Babu Owino (Embakasi East) and Kanini Kega (Kieni).

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