The campaign tracker today: 20-03-2017


The campaign tracker today

The Jubilee leaders will be dangling a basket of development goodies to residents of the Gusii region.

Isaac Ruto presents Nakuru Mashinani aspirant

4.48pm

Chama Cha Mashinani leader and Bomet Governor Isaac Ruto has arrived at Sirikwa trading centre in Molo where he is expected to address residents as well as present the party's gubernatorial aspirant for Nakuru County, Dr Peter Koros.

Nyandarua Jubilee aspirants get elections board.

4.38pm

Jubilee aspirants from Nyandarua have successfully elected officials who will head the county party elections board.

Present during the elections were the county’s six MPs, Governor Waithaka Mwangi, MCAs and other aspirants.

The elections were conducted at the Ol Kalou Catholic Church hall.

Jubilee Party makes changes in secretariat

4.30pm

Jubilee Party has appointed Andrew Musangi to head its elections board.

LSK Vice President Faith Waigwa has been appointed the chairperson of its appeals tribunal chair Secretary-General Veronica Maina has been named as the deputy chairperson in charge of strategy.

Head of Jubilee Party Secretariat Raphael Tuju has been named as new secretary-general and will continue heading the secretariat.

The changes happened after the party's National Executive Committee chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta met at State House, Nairobi.

Uhuru Kenyatta arrives in Kisii

2.01pm

President Uhuru Kenyatta has arrived at Igonga in Bonchari Constituency, Kisii County.

He was received by the local Jubilee brigade led by Kisii Senator Chris Obure and former CIC Chairman Charles Nyachae.

President Kenyatta was expected to begin his tour of the larger Gusii region in Nyamira County but, in a sudden change of programme, landed at Igonga in Kisii County.

Present to receive the president are MPS Zebedeo Opore (Bonchari), Jimmy Angwenyi (Kitutu Chache North), Richard Tongi (Nyaribari Chache), Elijah Moindi (Nyaribari Masaba), Simon Ogari (Bomachoge Chache), Joel Onyancha (Bomachoge Borabu), Stephen Manoti (Bobasi) and Kisii Woman Rep Mary Sally Keraa.

Political parties storm IEBC head offices

1.50pm

Political parties storm IEBC offices and force a meeting with commissioners on the suspension of registration of voters

They are also demanding that the March 27 deadline to submit party membership lists removed.

The parties are meeting under the Political Parties Liaison Committee which has membership from all registered political parties in Kenya.

IEBC Vice-Chairperson Consolata Nkatha is currently meeting the parties at Anniversary Towers.

Parties to nominate 30pc women

11.54am

Some 22 political parties, including Jubilee and ODM, have signed pact committing themselves to nominate 30 per cent of women candidates during nominations.

The Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD) has warned that Parliament will be unconstitutional if it fails to meet the threshold.

UhuRuto start Kisii Jubilee tour

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto will today start a two-day tour of the Gusii region.

The Jubilee leaders will be dangling a basket of development goodies in a region they see as a possible decider in the August general election.

This is President Kenyatta’s fourth trip to the region since his election in 2013.

On the other hand, Mr Ruto has visited the region more than 15 times.

Both Kisii and Nyamira, with about half a million votes, are run by opposition governors with a majority of the MPs also being from the opposition.

This is the scenario President Kenyatta wants to change.

Raila meets ODM youth aspirants

ODM leader Raila Odinga will today meet youthful aspirants from across the country vying for various positions on the ODM ticket at Orange House, Nairobi.

The event is scheduled to begin at 10am.

Mr Odinga will receive several defector to the ODM party.

This will be Mr Odinga's first engagement after returning from a week-long tour of South Africa and the US.

Mr Odinga will later meet other Nasa leaders Kalonzo Musyoka (Wiper), Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) and Mr Musalia Mudavadi (ANC).

Reporting by: Ruth Mbula, Isaac Ongiri, Patrick Lang'at Steve Njuguna, Joseph Openda