A newly unveiled political party has moved into Deputy President William Ruto’s private office situated at the Central Business District.
According to sources, the Party of Reforms and Development (PDR) has occupied Ruto’s 9th-floor office at the Trans National Bank House along City Hall way.
The office, that used to be the DP’s workstation since 2007 when he was a Member of Parliament (MP) for Eldoret North, gives the clearest indication yet of the connection between the party and Jubilee.
The party's chairman listed as Abdi Noor stated that PDR was receiving aspirants from pastoralist areas such as Mandera, Garisa, Wajir, Tana River and parts of the Rift Valley.
Noor added that the party will field candidates across board in the region to seek elective seats, except for the presidency.
His comments reiterated those made by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday when he visited Wajir and called on the residents to vote for Jubilee at the top but embrace smaller parties at the grassroots.
“Up here support us, but we will not dictate who you vote for in the other positions. You can elect individuals in parties such as PDR which supports Jubilee,” said Uhuru.
The party, according to the standard, was rebranded out of the former Party of Action (POA), which was owned by Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju. PDR is seeking to tap on the aspirants uncomfortable with the mainstream Jubilee Party.
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