Editor's Review

  • Elegeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has announced that they are ready to leave Jubilee.
  • He stated that the faction will be joining UDA Party and also vie for seats in upcoming by-elections.

Elegeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has announced that a faction of Jubilee members are ready to leave the party.

Speaking on Friday, Murkomen said they will be joining the United Democratic Party (UDA) which is affiliated with the Jubilee coalition.

"We are already affiliated to UDA and we want to leave and find another place. Those asking us questions I also have a question for them, we know the campaigned for ODM which is a competing party, we have joined a party that is part of Jubilee," Murkomen said.

"If there is disciplinary action you should ask yourselves why you joined forced with ODM and start disciplinary action with that faction," he added.

Unveiling candidate

His announcement came as UDA unveiled Bishop Margaret Wanjiru as the party's flag in the Nairobi gubernatorial by-election.

Bishop Wanjiru stated that the party would fight to have a by-election in Nairobi, insisting that their position was based on the law.

She accused powerbrokers of plotting to avoid a by-election by installing a deputy governor who would replace Sonko as the county boss.

“Our opponents are afraid to engage us in a contest but the law must be followed. We must have a by-election and I believe our justice system will prevail and they will uphold the law.