Newly registered Party of Economic Democracy (PED) on Wednesday 7th, 2020, conducted it’s peaceful nominations in Kahawa Wendani even as experienced parties are yet to conduct party primaries.
The nomination was succefully conducted days after Jubilee party failed to carry out its nominations as planned.
The concluded nominations saw Morara Kebaso David declared winner with 6020 votes against his close competitor Eliud Korir Kirwa with 1130 votes.
This means that Morara, is now officially allowed by the party to compete in the coming by-election in Kahawa Wendani scheduled for December by the IEBC.
Other PED Candidates in various by-elections are as follows:
Kevin Mwangi Maina- Gaturi ward, Kiharu Constituency Muranga County, David Kebaso Morara-MCA Kahawa Wendani, Ruiru Constituency, Kiambu County, who won with 6020 against 1130 Votes for Korir Eliud Kirwa, George Makori Nyagucha- MCA Lakeview ward, Naivasha, Ali Hassan Mwakulonda MP Msambweni Constituency, Kwale County and Kelly Mwakanah Ngeti MCA Mbale/Wundanyi ward, Taita Taveta.
The seat was declared vacant after the death of Cyrus Omondi who was the area member of County Assembly.
Morara while speaking to the press thanked those who voted him and vowed to win the elections.
“I am greatful to everyone who voted for me in the just concluded primaries, it was a tough competition as my competitor was a strong candidate too, I look forward to working with him for betterment life,” he said.
He said that he intends to empower the youths when elected and create them more opportunities .
“Being an entrepreneur, I know what to do to empower my colleagues (the youth),” he added.
Party officials who spoke to the press said that the party will compete in all seats across the country come 2022.
“PED is ready to go, we shall compete in all competitive seats this is just the beginning, we shall be heading to Msabweni for primaries too but we have strong candidates to battle it out with others,” he said.
He added that it is the first party to concludes its primary as elections contests looms.
Another party official thanked all who made the exercise successful.
“From the police, you our poll clerks who oversaw the elections, we as PED are very grateful,” he said.
PED was issued with a certificate earlier this year by the registrar of political parties.