A section of Jubilee Aspirants from Embu and Kirinyaga counties have raised concerns over the credibility of the members of various county election boards who are expected to supervise the Jubilee nomination process.
The aspirants have expressed fears that those elected to head the elections board will not be fair and are likely to favour some and especially the incumbents who have financial muscle.
Kirinyaga women representative aspirant Wangui Ngirici has called on the board officials to be fair to all aspirants since at this moment no aspirant is powerful than the other.
Ngirici noted that if the there is no fairness in the party nominations then Jubilee Party will lose a lot in its strongholds to the other small parties since those uncomfortable will have to join other parties.
Runyenjes Member of Parliament Cecily Mbarire lauded the move by Jubilee Party to cease the use of smart cards and called on the party to facilitate a fair and free nomination process.
She noted that there is need for all aspirants to feel safe in all seats that they are aspiring for without being intimidated.
John kiarie who is also vying for a parliamentay seat in dagoretti south said that the issue of smart cards will lock out a lot of youths who want to vie for political seats but do not have financial capability to obtain the cards.
On his part kithinji kiragu said that the reason why there is a lot of defection from jubilee party is because there is lack of democracy especially to the aspirants deemed to be ‘low profile’ politicians.