The Jubilee Party has made the first move to retain the Nairobi gubernatorial seat following the impeachment of Mike Sonko. 

The party has called on Kenyans interested to vie for the position to submit their applications for the party's ticket. 

In a directive released on Thursday, Jubilee also calls on all political parties intending to participate in the by-election to submit the names of the persons contesting in party primaries and the dates of the nominations on or before Monday, December 28.

This is the first signal from the party that it seeks to retain the seat.

In previous elections, Jubilee and ODM have been forfeiting fielding candidates in favor of each other.

The focus is now on ODM as political pundits wait to see whether the opposition will field a candidate for the Nairobi Governor's seat.

The 9-page application document contains among other documents, letters of resignation from other parties, and a CRB clearance certificate. 

This follows the IEBC's notice of a by-election for the governor's positions to be held on 18th February 2021. 

IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati noted that the campaign period for Nairobi's top seat will run between January 18, 2021, and February 15, 2021.

The Nairobi gubernatorial aspirants who hold a public office were handed a seven-day window that expires on Monday to resign from their position.