Jubilee Candidates in Kajiado County have plunged into trouble after they diverted cash meant for the Fundraiser of Martha Karua’ s Presidential activities in the Country.
The Sh 5 Million handed over to Gubernatorial Candidate David Nkedienye and Kajiado North MP Joseph Manje was given by a senior Jubilee Party Official who had lobbied for the money from a top party financier.
The money was meant to boost the appearance of the Jubilee team at the Fundraiser as a show of solidarity.
Ms Karua who will be Deputy President in a Raila Odinga Presidency was scheduled to have a tour of Kajiado County today, Saturday 28, but the tour was postponed to next week.
Azimio la Umoja strategists were shocked when Nkedienye, Manje and 5 Parliamentary Aspirants boycotted the Harambee and failed to remit the money.
An official at Azimio La Umoja secretariat said they were yet to reach Nkedienye and Manje as they were said to be in off network areas.
“The Sh 5 Million was to be split into two’s, shs 3 Million was to be contributed at the Martha Karua Harambee. Sh 2 Million was to help organize for party activities and support the Candidates to mobilize for the cancelled Karua visit this weekend,” said the official.
Nkedienye was to give Sh 1Million, Senatorial candidate Moses Sakuda Sh 500,000, MP Manje 400, 000, Women Rep Rakita Simayiai Sh 300,000, and the four other MP candidates Sh 200,000.
The Azimio La Umoja team said they wanted the Jubilee team to be part of the Karua journey as is happening in the Mt Kenya Region where Karua has been received by Jubilee candidates.
Today, we established that after boycotting Karua’s Harambee, the Jubilee team headed to Oloitokitok for the launch of Parliamentary Candidate John Parit Ole Sing’aru.
Parit’ s family led by his father, Philip Ole Sing’aru, a former area MP, loudly protested the low turnout at the launch despite receiving money for the event from the party.
However, Nkedienye’s rival, Governor Joseph Ole Lenku attended the fundraiser with several ODM candidates and contributed a personal donation of Sh 1 Million.
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