Deputy President William Ruto has urged all aspirants in the upcoming United Democratic Alliance (UDA) nominations, which will take place on Thursday, to maintain peace during the process.
DP Ruto, speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, said that all candidates should act with integrity and ensure that their supporters remain peaceful throughout the campaign to ensure credibility.
Around 5,000 aspirants will compete across various counties in the country, according to the UDA party leader.
“Tomorrow for the record, I am asking all our aspirants across the country because we will have a near-general election in Kenya. I want to ask each end every candidate to participate peacefully to make sure that their supporters are peaceful,” stated DP Ruto.
“UDA will have nominations in 35 counties across the country and close to 5,000 aspirants will be participating in the nominations.”
He went on to say that all of the necessary infrastructures have been put in place to oversee a democratically run nomination that is free and fair.
He also stated that all ballot papers have been distributed to the various counties, urging candidates to communicate with poll workers.
“We have committed that the elections will be free, fair, and democratic, we have made all the necessary arrangements, we have dispatched the ballot papers today and tomorrow morning they will be in the stations across the country,” said DP Ruto.
“We have mobilized all our support and we expect that our candidates will cooperate with the agents and the officials so that they can work together to ensure they deliver this important primaries.”