Ongoro storms ODM offices
Nominated Senator Elizabeth Ongoro has stormed Orange House in Nairobi to protest ODM’s refusal to allow her to contest for the Ruaraka parliamentary seat.
She claimed the party illegally stopped her from vying for the seat and issued a direct ticket to incumbent MP Tom Kajwang.
“I’m not intimidated. I will contest for the seat on a Nasa affiliate party if ODM does not want me to.” – Elizabeth Ongoro
Team reviews progress Nasa candidate
The team coordinating the selection of the Nasa presidential candidate is expected to meet this afternoon to review the progress made so far.
Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale says the team led by Senator Orengo is still looking for a venue for the meeting.
The twelve member team works closely with another team of experts led by lawyer Dan Ameyo.
“We will be meeting sometime this afternoon. We are trying to agree on the venue but the meeting is definitely on.” – Dr Boni Khalwale
However, Dr Khalwale exuded confidence that the opposition alliance is on the verge of naming its candidate.
“We are almost done.” – Dr Boni Khalwale
Last day to submit nomination lists
Today is the last day for political parties to submit the names of the leaders who will be contesting in the upcoming nominations.
Any potential contestant whose name will not be in the list risks being locked out of the August general election.
The names will then be gazetted by the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) by April 12.
Jubilee, Nasa on campaign trail
President Uhuru Kenyatta, his deputy William Ruto and Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka will today be back on the campaign trail, with various activities already scheduled.
President Kenyatta and the Jubilee Party will take campaigns to his home county of Kiambu and end up in Dagoretti Constituency in Nairobi in planned whirlwind tours ahead of the party nominations on April 21.
The Jubilee duo will tour Ruaka, Wangige and Kikuyu before ending the tour in Dagoretti.
Kalonzo meets Wavinya Ndeti
Meanwhile, Mr Musyoka will today officially receive Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU) Party leader Wavinya Ndeti.
Ms Ndeti will be received at the party headquarters in Lavington, Nairobi.
Ms Ndeti, who wants to be the Machakos governor, has, together with Narc leader Charity Ngilu and People Trust Party’s Mutua Katuku, backed Mr Musyoka for the National Super Alliance (Nasa) presidential ticket.
The Wiper leader is expected to talk about the Nasa politics and talk of when the coalition will choose a flag bearer to face President Kenyatta.
Additional reporting: Peter Leftie