I will vie for UDA Chairman post in Nairobi

NAIROBI Kenya, Apr 20- Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has declared his candidature for the Nairobi United Democratic Alliance (UDA) Chairmanship.

In a meeting with Members of County Assembly (MCAs) allied to UDA, Sakaja announced that he will defend his seat in the next general election on UDA Party.

Sakaja said he is firmly in the race to lead party members in the county.

“I want you to get this from the horse’s mouth. I’m vying for Nairobi chairmanship position in the United Democratic Alliance party,” he said.

The members who attended the meeting with the governor vowed to back Sakaja’s candidature.

Sakaja will now face off with Embakasi North MP John Gakuya who had also announced his interest in vying for the same position.

This declaration comes following UDA grassroots elections set to begin next Friday.

UDA Secretary general Cleophas Malala assured its members of a free and fair exercise during the elections.

“I want to assure you that the UDA elections which are set to begin on 26 will be free and fair. UDA is the first party to conduct grassroots elections from the polling centres to the nationals,” Malala said.

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UDA elections first phase will take place on April 26, 2024, in seven counties.

They include Nairobi, Narok, West-Pokot, Busia, Homabay, Isiolo and Garissa.

The second phase will be on June 22, 2024, in 13 counties namely; Mombasa, Uasin Gishu, Nyandarua, Tharaka Nithi, Machakos, Kisii, Bungoma, Siaya, Taita Taveta, Wajir, Tana River, Kwale and Marsabit.

The third phase to held on August 10 across 15 counties of Kiambu, Embu, Kericho, Meru, Migori, Kakamega, Nyamira, Kitui, Elgeyo Marakwet, Samburu, Kajiado, Mandera, Kilifi, Murang’a and Lamu.

The last phase to take place on August 24, 2024 in 12 counties.

The counties to participate are Nakuru, Bomet, Nyeri, Kirinyaga, Nandi, Baringo, Turkana, Laikipia, Trans-Nzoia, Kisumu, Vihiga and Makueni.

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