In Summary
  • Mr Shahbal was declared the Jubilee candidate in the August elections by DP William Ruto last week.
  • Aspirants also claimed that they are not being involved fully in the party’s affairs.
  • They claim that a small group is managing its affairs.

Jubilee Party aspirants for various seats in Mombasa have accused businessman Suleiman Shahbal, who is eyeing the gubernatorial seat, of dividing supporters by allocating resources selectively.

Mr Shahbal was declared the Jubilee candidate in the August elections by Deputy President William Ruto last week.

This followed several meetings between President Uhuru Kenyatta, Mr Ruto and other top Jubilee Party officials.

There were deep divisions within the party, with two rival camps emerging, one led by Mr Shahbal and the other by Ananiah Mwaboza.

Following the deputy president's intervention, Mr Mwaboza will be Mr Shahbal’s running mate.

“We have seen that resources go to selected people while the masses are left out. Aspirants also tend to be favoured by the Jubilee office in Mombasa,” claimed Amina Abdalla, a candidate for the woman rep seat.

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