Chaos as Jubilee Party members reject delegates list

A meeting by Jubilee Party members in Taita Taveta Tuesday turned chaotic after the members rejected a list of delegates proposed for the party’s grassroots elections.

According to the Star, the members said they did not recognise the list read by Chris Mark, an official who had been send from JP headquarters in Nairobi.

They also declined to recognise Mark who they claimed did not have any official letter from the party’s headquarters.

The meeting, added the Star, was reduced to a shouting match between Taveta MP Naomi Shaban and party members.

"The list you have read comprises people who are not popular in the ground. It’s the same people who did not deliver during the last general elections," said Faustine Mghendi, a delegate as quoted by the Star.

Mghendi added that the returning officer did not have a letter with guidelines on how the polls will be conducted.

He said delegates have never held a party meeting, adding that they needed fresh blood in the party.

On his part, youth leader Martin Madaraka said; “We don't recognise the handpicked delegates because we don't know how they were elected. We want the members to participate in the election of interim party officials because they are the majority. The party belongs to the people."

The meeting was held at a hotel in Voi town.

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