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Kalonzo summons Wiper aspirants to Nairobi amid grumbles

The aspirants meeting comes in the heels of Kalonzo’s presentation of his presidential nomination papers to the party's national elections board. He said at the time, this is the first step towards clinching the National Super Alliance (Nasa) presidential ticket.

By Free Press Correspondentnewsdesk@kenyafreepress.comThursday, 23 Mar 2017 13:40 EAT

Mr Musyoka (2nd left), Wiper Secretary General Hassan Omar and David Musila with party members during National Executive Council, Wiper Movement meeting.

Wiper Party leader and NASA presidential candidate Kalonzo Musyoka is expected to meet the party's aspirants at the Bomas of Kenya on Monday to discuss modalities for party primaries to be conducted next month. According to a notice of the meeting by Ms Agatha Solitei, the chairperson of the party's National Elections Board, all aspirants vying to become governors, senators, women representatives, members of the National Assembly and members of the county assemblies are scheduled to attend.

The aspirants meeting comes in the heels of Mr Musyoka's presentation of his presidential nomination papers to the NEB last week. Mr Musyoka said at the time that his presentation of papers was the first step towards clinching the National Super Alliance (NASA) presidential ticket. "Now that I have presented my papers, I feel energised to hit the road and be the NASA flag-bearer," he had said. However, Mr Musyoka said that this does not mean that there is a rift in Nasa but that he has the blessings of his co-principals in the coalition.

“The National Election Board (NEB) of the Wiper Democratic Movement-wishes to notify all aspirants vying for various seats under the party across the country including Governors, Senators, Women Representatives, Members of the National Assembly and Members of the County Assembly who have complied with the various requirements for nomination to WDM-K to a meeting on Monday, 27th March at the Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi at 9am”, says the notice by Ms Solitei in part.

Sources at Wiper House confirmed to Kenya Free Press the meeting is only for aspirants who have paid nomination fees and submitted their applications. “The purpose of the meeting is to update aspirants on the process of party primaries to be conducted in April,” said the source who declined to be named to avoid jeopardizing NEB, which is handling complaints from party members who failed to meet the registration deadline.

According to the source, the NEB has been receiving applications from regions perceived as strongholds of other political parties, leading some party members to demand for uniform treatment of all aspirants.

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