UDA Suspends Grassroots Elections In Nairobi

By Dorothy Musyoka

The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party has suspended county-level grassroots elections in Nairobi County, originally slated for June 10, 2024.

“The National Elections Board of the United Democratic Alliance hereby issues an office notice regarding the suspension county level grassroot election for Nairobi County, which ws initially scheduled for 10th June, 2024,” read the statement.

In a statement released on Friday, UDA’s National Elections Board (NEB) Chairman Anthony Mwaura attributed the decision to a Political Parties Dispute Tribunal resolution on June 6 which halted the said polls.

“This suspension is issued pursuant to an order issued on 6th June 2024, by the Political Parties Disputes Tribunal, halting the election for Nairobi County,” noted UDA’s NEB Chairperson.

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The UDA National Election Board Chairman noted that the board will provide further communication regarding the rescheduled date.

“The board will provide further communication regarding the rescheduled date and any additional instructions in due course,” said Eng. Mwaura.

The UDA grass root elections started on April where the exercise commenced in five counties with Nairobi County included in the list of the first phase of the elections.

In May,chaos erupted at several polling centers during the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party grassroots elections in parts of Nairobi, leading to cancellation of the exercise

At the South B polling center, followers of Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja, vying for the UDA Chairmanship in the capital, clashed with supporters of Embakasi North MP James Gakuya

Earlier the board had issued a notice on phase two of UDA  grassroots election in Nairobi, Homabay and Busia Counties.