The United Republican Party (URP) and The National Alliance (TNA) party has merged to form the Jubilee Alliance Party of which the first candidate will vie for the Kajiado Central constituency seat.
TNA secretary general Onyango Oloo and URP SG Fred Muteti said during a press briefing that they have formalized registration of the new vehicle for future Jubilee coalition candidates.
A statement by Elgeyo-Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen posted on his Twitter account said that the merger is a commitment of unifying the country as part of the Jubilee vision for the country.
“We have decided to form one outfit Jubilee Alliance Party which is a show of our commitment to national unity and consolidation of our democratic gains. It will be good going forward to have two or three national parties like many progressive democracies. I hope our competitors will follow suit,” Murkomen said.
Jubilee leaders have on several occasions hinted at plans to dissolve their political parties and form one outfit ahead of the 2017 polls.
Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago, Kericho Senator Charles Keter and MPs Jamleck Kamau (Kigumo), Robert Pokuse (Endebess), SilasTiren (Moiben) and Bwoen Kangango (Marakwet East) revealed that Jubilee will seek re-election as one party.
â€œWe want to remain united for the betterment of this nation,â€ Kamau said.
Kamau added that the Central Kenya region will support Deputy President William Ruto for presidency in 2022.
He was speaking on Saturday last week at Matumbei Primary School in Trans Nzoia during MCA Philip Sakongâ€™s thanksgiving ceremony. Sakong won the by-election.
The seat fell vacant after President Uhuru Kenyatta appointed former MP Joseph Nkaissery as Interior Cabinet Secretary.
Loitokitok MP Katoo Ole Metito promised that the nominations will be transparent and urged other parties in Jubilee not to field their candidates.