September 20th 2017

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Youths protest over Jubilee's unfair allocation of nomination slots

They cautioned the Jubilee Party against playing games with the youth of Nakuru County saying that it might have negative political ramifications. They lashed at politicians who they accused of only using the youth during political campaigns and dump them after elections.

By Jackson Okataamboleokata@gmail.comThursday, 06 Jul 2017 10:06 EAT

Nakuru Jubilee youth protesting in Nakuru town over unfair allocation of nomination slots. (Photo: Jackson Okata/Kenya Free Pree).

The Jubilee Party youth wing in Nakuru County is up in arms over what they termed as being shortchanged by greedy politicians in the party during the allocation of nomination slots in the county assembly of Nakuru.

Under the umbrella of Youth for Youth, the young Jubilee supporters are now accusing a section of greedy politicians and party officials of shortchanging them and issuing out nomination slots to their close relatives, girlfriends and non-Nakuru residents.

Addressing the media in Nakuru town, the youth cited an example where one person who is registered as a voter in Nairobi County has been slated for nomination as a youth representative in the Nakuru County assembly arguing that Nakuru has thousands of able young men and women who can be nominated to serve in the county assembly.

Led by Joachim Njui, Arnold Martin and Abbie Zuena the youths also raised concerns over people who have been proposed for nomination some of whom have been nominated more than twice. They also questioned why actual ages of some of the proposed have been reduced to hide their actual identities. In the list a lady who is believed to be 64 years of age is listed for nomination with her age being indicated as 31 years.

They cautioned the Jubilee Party against playing games with the youth of Nakuru County saying that it might have negative political ramifications. They lashed at politicians who they accused of only using the youth during political campaigns and dump them after elections.

On the proposed list which was submitted to the IEBC a number of Nakuru County assembly members who were nominated in 2013 have been listed for yet another nomination something the youth are against.

They gave the Jubilee Party a three day ultimatum to sort out the nomination mess and allocate the youth their rightful nomination slots failure to which they will announce their next step of action which may include mobilizing the youth to vote for the opposition or not to vote during the August 8 polls.

The writer is contributing reporter for the Kenya Free Press based in Nakuru County





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