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Wednesday, 18 Jan 2017 13:31 EAT
The People’s Trust Party associated with former cabinet minister for Water John Mutua Katuku has released registration and nomination fees candidates vying on the party’s ticket will pay with those seeking presidency expected to pay Sh2.2 million.
A press dispatch by party secretary general Joseph Mathuki, however, shows drastically reduced fees for those seeking other elective posts with gubernatorial candidates paying Sh130,000, Deputy governor the same amount, while Senator, Women Representative and Member of Parliament each paying Sh70,000. Members of the County Assembly pay the lowest amount of Sh30,000.
Katuku later clarified that the party is under the mooted National super alliance and would support NASA presidential candidate to be nominated amongst the opposition parties to battle out with Uhuru Kenyatta,the incunmbent.
The dispatch to all aspirants wants interested aspirants who intend to vie for any elective post to register at the party's headquarters at Vision Plaza, Mombasa Road. The party whose symbol is a bicycle, provides that women, youth and people with disability will enjoy 25 per cent discount on nomination fee.
The birth of PTP has been informed by the need to expand the democratic space and give Kenyans a chance to exercise their democratic rights, he said adding, since the re-introduction of multiparty politics in Kenya in the early 1990s Kenya's politics has largely been organized through non-representative, personalized and ethnically-based political parties.
PTP approach, according to Mr Katuku is to admonish the political elite whom he accuses of dominance at national and local levels of public participation, while majority of the citizens remain ignored, marginalized and manipulated for short term gains by the same political elite. “Dictatorship and Impunity has been preferred by a large proportion of the country’s leadership over democracy thereby rendering Political Organizations the preserve of personality cults and a small clique of sycophants.
“Honest and genuine leaders have been edged out and replaced by the corrupt and the rich who have no interest of providing better lives for all Kenyans”, he said.