Githua Ngugi Isaac has been nominated to replace the late Senator Victor Prengei in the Senate.
Prengei who was nominated to Parliament in 2017 on a Jubilee Party ticket lost his life after he was involved in a road accident on August 16, in Nakuru County.
In a gazette notice, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) nominated Githua to the Senate to represent youth.
“Pursuant to the provision of section 37 of the Election Act 2011, following the demise of youth member to the senate, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission in exercise of powers conferred by Articles 88 (4), 90 and 98 (1) c of the constitution of Kenya……here in nominate Githua Ngugi Isaac as member to the senate representing youth,” read the gazette notice.
Githua complete the remaining term ahead of 2022 general elections.
This comes after Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju announced his nomination.
Tuju also announced the appointment of Peter Kipsang Cheruiyot as a Regional Director at the Party headquarters.
“Cheruiyot was a front runner for the nomination to replace the late Senator Prengei and was an attractive candidate due to his steadfast position and commitment to the Party in Nakuru County. However, he was found to be ineligible for the position on account of age,” read the statement.
Tuju said Jubilee Party recognizes the need to consider the minority communities for different seats.
“The Party remains committed to mainstreaming of minorities as evidenced by appointment by the Party of Hon. Sammy Leshore from Samburu County to replace former Senator Isaac Mwaura,” he said in a statement.