MP quits Jubilee, to run as independent
12 October 2016, 18:47
Nairobi - An MP has quit the Jubilee Coalition and chosen to run in 2017 as an independent.
Kyengo Matatha the MP for Kangundo says that there is no room in the Jubilee Party.
He believes that he will retain his seat come the polls despite not running directly on a Jubilee ticket.
" I have chosen to go it alone. I think that I have proven to be a person of the people and my record has been good, so I will trust the people to choose me again," he told News24.
One hundred and six elected officials among them Governors, Deputy
Governors, Senators and MCAs refused to join the newly formed Jubilee
Party after their parties were dissolved.
" There cannot be space for everyone within Jubilee. Others must go their own way. That is a given and must be respected," the MP added.
The office of the
Registrar of Political Parties has said most of the leaders resolved to
join other parties or remain independent as they serve their remaining
term in the national and county assembly respectively.
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