By STANDARD REPORTER
This came as TNA Kangema parliamentary aspirants on Tuesday met to iron out claims that one of them was being favoured.
On Wednesday, TNA secretary-general Onyango Oloo confirmed the National Organising Board would meet on Saturday to set the date for nominations. He said TNA would field candidates in the three constituencies where by-elections would be held – Kajiado North, Ndhiwa and Kangema.Speaking to The Standard on phone, Oloo said the nomination process would be fair and transparent. He noted that there was no “preferred candidate” in any of the three constituencies.
“Some candidates are claiming that they are close to party leader Uhuru Kenyatta and will win automatic nomination. Candidates will be selected by voters and not Uhuru,” he said. Kangema aspirants had travelled to Nairobi with hopes of meeting the DPM but instead met Nairobi Metropolitan minister Jamleck Kamau, who assured them of fair nominations. Only nine aspirants attended the Nairobi meeting.
On Sunday, the Cabinet minister held a meeting at General Kago stadium where all the ten aspirants were given a
TNA contenders in Kajiado North were yesterday in Kitengela, Isinya and Kajiado doing road shows to popularise themselves and their party. They included Joseph Manje, Moses ole Sakuda and Francis Gitau. All the candidates were given a chance to address the crowds in all the major towns. The winner in TNA nomination will fight it out with Salaine Kashorda of UDF, Solomon Kinyanjui of PNU and David Parseina of URP as well as ODM candidate.
––– Additional reporting by Boniface Gikandi
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