In Summary

  • He said he will not run as an independent candidate since that would force him to quit the Jubilee Party.
  • He accused the MP of putting her supporters in polling stations to influence the poll outcome.
  • He said he will campaign for the Jubilee Party.

A key opponent of Taveta MP Naomi Shaban in the recent Jubilee Party primaries has bowed out of the parliamentary race.

However, Mr Mike Banton, has said he will not run as an independent candidate since that would force him to quit the Jubilee Party which he does not wish to do.

He however said there were irregularities in the primary election in which he garnered 5,661 votes against the incumbent MP’s 9,751 votes.

“The exercise was marred with irregularities. There was multiple voting in most polling stations in favour of my opponent,” he said.

He accused the MP of putting her supporters in polling stations to influence the poll outcome.

He said running as an independent candidate means resigning from Jubilee party something which he was not ready to do.

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