Jubilee Party throws weight behind Kolosh in Wajir mini-poll

Wajir West MP Ahmed Kolosh after the Supreme Court ordered a by-election in his constituency.[Boniface Okendo, Standard]
Wajir by election seems to be gaining momentum as candidates seek party endorsements to contest for the seat. Major political parties are bracing themselves for a fierce battle in a bid to ensure they secure the seat on April 25.

The latest candidate to have been given a go-head by his party is Ahmed Kolosh whose election was nullified In January  by Supreme Court citing irregularities. The Supreme Court noted that illegalities at Qara polling station which it said favoured the then MP or the loser.

In what appeared like a change of political Landscape Ahmed Kolosh was on Friday handed Jubilee Party certificate by Deputy President William Ruto at Jubilee Party headquarters, Nairobi. Kolosh was declared the winner of 2017 General Election on an ODM ticked but has since defected to Jubilee Party.

While handing him the certificate Deputy President expressed confidence that Jubilee Party will clinch the seat.

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"The only reason we did not win in Wajir West during the last election, is because we didn't have a candidate, now that we have one, we will go out of the way and we will leave nothing to chance" Said Ruto.

Other candidates seeking to be elected are Abdirahman Ibrahim Mohamed of KANU, Mohamed Yusuf of Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) and Daudi Mohamed of Ford Kenya.

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