Jubilee Party (JP) has warned aspirants in 33 counties against disrupting the party’s primaries on April 21.
Secretary-General Raphael Tuju said anyone linked to any form of violence in the nominations risk being disqualified from the August 8 election “because the party will forward their names to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC)” to bar them.
“Disciplinary action might include revocation of membership and subsequent disqualification from election,” he said, adding, that IEBC has also declared it will also bar candidates who subvert the process from running as independent candidates.
“Any aspirant found culpable could face dire consequences including disqualification from the August polls,” he warned.
Speaking at Multimedia University in Nairobi after training of 60,000 clerks, Tuju said mechanisms have been put in place for disgruntled members to lodge complaints after the exercise.
He also cautioned aspirants against falling prey to con men purporting to help them clinch the nomination through the back door. “Nobody can rig the nomination.The ballot has security features that not even party officials are aware off,” he said.
National Elections Board chairman Andrew Musangi said the party is ready for the primaries, an exercise that will involve more than 8,000 aspirants.
He said they will use the party membership register and IEBC polling centre to conduct the exercise.
The NEB chairman allayed fears of a nomination fall-out saying the party primaries will be free and fair.
He admitted that most nominations are prone to irregularities because of lack of capacity and logistical support but assured a different scenario next Friday even as the board is expected to meet aspirants on April 18.