In Summary
  • Mr Murungi said the steering committee has proposed a formula for determining how the parties will share positions, saying the process will be free and fair.
  • This is after the NFK demanded for a top slot in the yet to be formed Jubilee Party on whose ticket President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto are to seek re-election in 2017 elections.

The recently dissolved New Ford-Kenya (NFK) party has been told off over demands that it be given a top Jubilee Party post.

Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi has told the NFK leadership to accept any position given to them under the envisaged Jubilee Party, in which he is the co-chairman of the steering committee.

He said the decision on party office-bearers will be dictated by the party leader until the official elections are held.

“The merger comprises of 12 political parties and the ultimate responsibility of deciding office-bearers is the party leader. I call upon the leaders to stay calm as the issues are being discussed,” said Mr Kiraitu.

He spoke at PCEA Gikurune Church in Imenti South on Sunday.

JOB-SHARING FORMULA

Mr Murungi said the steering committee has proposed a formula for determining how the parties will share positions, saying the process will be free and fair.

“We will be looking at the last general elections’ reports when sharing party positions. The more the votes the party had in the last general elections the more seats it will be entitled to.

“The move will help the parties share the interim seats until the party holds an election to elect party office bearers,” he added.

This is after the NFK demanded a top slot in the yet-to-be-formed Jubilee Party on whose ticket President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto are to seek re-election in 2017 elections.

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