The campaign tracker today: 20-03-2017


The campaign tracker: Today

Raila Odinga returns after a 10-day absence while activist Boniface Mwangi launches his Ukweli Party.

David Makali quits Labour Party

4.45pm

Mr David Makali has officially resigned from the Labour Party of Kenya as secretary-general.

In a letter to party chairperson Julia Ojiambo and copied to the Registrar of Political Parties Mr Makali resigned both as the secretary-general and party member.

The letter is dated March 20, 2017 and in which Mr Makali promises to hand over party instruments.

“I am resigning today as the LPK secretary-general so that I can focus on my Bungoma senatorial bid. I can’t remain in the party whose leader cannot listen and respect other leaders’ views.” – David Makali.

Chaos at Nakuru Jubilee meeting

3.43pm

Nakuru Town East MP Gikaria engages in a physical fight with his rival's supporters at Jubilee Party headquarters in Milimani, Nakuru after a meeting to elect county election board turns chaotic.

Police forced to come in to control the situation.

The Nakuru leaders and aspirants disagreed on the choice of a representative to the county elections board.

Nakuru East and West were merged to pick one person to represent them in the elections board.

Raila Odinga returns

Opposition leader Raila Odinga returns into the country today after a 10-day absence from the political scene.

He had travelled to South Africa and later to the US on other engagements.

Mr Odinga comes back at a time when the opposition, Nasa, is fighting hard to assure its supporters that the coalition is united.

Mr Odinga is one of the four Nasa principals.

The Nasa quartet has planned a meeting tomorrow morning, one they said is a routine engagement.

Boniface Mwangi launches party

Activist Boniface Mwangi has unveiled a new political party, known as Ukweli Party at Kenya House on Koinange Street, nairobi.

He will use the new party to contest the Starehe parliamentary seat.

Mr Mwangi says the party, which has the sugarcane as its symbol, will cultivate participatory democracy.

The party's slogan is "Power to the People".

Amani unveils nominations calendar

Mr Mudavadi's Amani National Congress (ANC) elections board will this morning unveil a countrywide nominations calendar.

The board will also issue its stand on the thorny issue of joint nominations in Nasa.

The function will be held at its party headquarters in Lavington, Nairobi.

Narok Jubilee rally

Narok Governor Samuel Tunai will today launch his re-election bid during a Jubilee Party rally at Narok Stadium.

Jubilee supporters started gathering early in their numbers at three different locations.

These are Suswa along the Narok-Mai Mahiu road, Katakala trading centre along Narok-Mulot road and Olopito along the Narok-Mau Narok road.

They will stage roadshows leading to Narok Stadium where a huge political rally is scheduled to take place.

Additional reporting: Collins Omulo, George Sayagie, Joseph Openda, Titus Oteba