Tuju cancels voting in 11 counties after a chaotic start of Jubilee primaries


11 counties had their nominations cancelled on the first day of Jubilee primaries after confusion and delays marred the contests.

“The new voting dates will be announced as soon as possible and we apologize to all our party members for all inconveniences. I take responsibility for the failure,” Jubilee Party secretary general Raphael Tuju told the press on Friday.

He said that he had cancelled nominations in Baringo, Uasin Gishu, Kajiado, Narok, Bomet, Nandi, Kericho, Trans Nzoia ,Nakuru and Embu.

A few constituencies in Kiambu, Meru, Laikipia and West Pokot have also been affected.

Confusion reigned at the Thika Municipal Stadium in Kiambu after shortage of nomination papers was reported.

Police lobbed teargas at the rowdy crowd forcing them to disperse temporarily.

Tuju said that so far no one had been caught with fake ballot papers but admitted that the ballot papers should have been counted one by one after they were delivered.

The only constituencies that were not affected by cancellations were Murang’a, Nyeri and Nyandarua where the voting proceeded fully.


In most counties aspirants cancelled the primaries indefinitely as a looming shortage of ballot papers was reported.