The Jubilee Party problems seem to be far from over as it still faces several issues while on its verge of collapse.
Jubilee laments its unpopularity in its strongholds which is purportedly the product of avaricious leaders looking to make easy money from its campaign fund.
The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) of Kenya Kwanza, which eventually won all of the gubernatorial, Senate, and woman representative seats in Mt. Kenya region, dealt Jubilee Party significant losses in its supposedly backyard.
Mt. Kenya region vying on Jubilee tickets paid a high price to be awarded the preliminary certificates to contest strong opponents, according to analyst Macharia Munene, which in return, reflected in the party’s flaws.
“Local voters were keen to punish the party’s leadership and its arrogant officials displayed through lack of campaign strategies and facilitation. The party needs a rethink. People are unhappy with Jubilee, there’s something wrong within it,” Munene argued.
Due to a purportedly rigged nominations procedure and a historically low voting turnout in the region, Jubilee fielded weak candidates who were outshined by powerful opponents, suffering another setback.
Big names affiliated with the ruling outgoing party were floored by rivals throughout the region and nation at large.
Party’s leadership were not spared either by voters’ rage influenced by UDA’s campaign who decided to delist them from the August house, by voters who appeared to have been influenced by UDA’s “hustler narrative,” including Secretary-General Jeremiah Kioni of Ndaragwa, outgoing Kieni MP Kanini Kega serving as the director of elections, and National Assembly Leader of Majority Amos Kimunya of Kipipiri who is a member of the party’s management committee.
Jubilee won almost 90 per cent of the ward representative positions in the area, but only managed to capture four seats in the House of Representatives in the constituencies of Laikipia North, Ol-Kalou, Kinangop, and Nakuru West through Sarah Korere, David Kiaraho, Kwenya Thuku, and Samuel Arama, respectively.
According to a post-election audit, officials at the organisation’s Pangani headquarters are to fault for allegedly influencing the nomination of unpopular candidates, which increased opposition to Uhuru and the local county assembly.
The Jubilee Party’s administrative offices, located at the Emani Business Centre in Pangani, Nairobi, are going up for auction.
The property, which is situated along Thika Road, will be auctioned off on September 13 at Garam’s headquarters in Westlands, according to yesterday’s advertisement by Garam Investments.