Political parties have till Wednesday to sponsor candidate in Kitui West

Written By: Jacob Kioria

Political parties intending to sponsor a candidate in the Kitui West Parliamentary by-election slated for the 26th of March have until this Wednesday to submit names of the persons who will contest in the primaries.

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In a tweet on the  Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC’s) official handle, the electoral body further requires the political parties to indicate the date when they intend to hold their primaries.

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The by-election was occasioned by the death of the area MP and immediate former Minority Leader Francis Nyenze of Wiper Democratic Party.

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Wiper is believed to have a majority backing in the area and is among parties expected to field candidates in the by-election.

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Area leaders said to be backing Nyenze’s widow Edith and the Wiper leadership has since called on her to consider succeeding her husband.

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The Mandeleo Chap Chap party and other smaller parties in the Ukambani region might also be seeking a shot in the by-election.

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