By Michelle Anzaya
The Umoja Summit Party will field a presidential candidate for the upcoming August 9th polls.
The Party stated that its main aim of supporting its own candidate is to ensure all marginalized groups have equal representation in the government.
Speaking during a press briefing in Nairobi, the Chairperson of Umoja Summit Party Matano Heri said that equal representation can only be achieved through active participation of every citizen in the political arena.
“Many in Kenya are normally left out in the political scene and are only featured when economic crises arise. Umoja Summit Party was created to ensure such people/groups are well represented and that the youth are given an opportunity to serve as leaders,” said Heri.
He says that the party has offices in thirty counties and interested candidates have until the 24th of March to register in the party’s official membership portal.
“We are inviting any political aspirants to join the Umoja Summit Party and contest for any political seat right from the Member of County Assembly,” said the Secretary General. “We however have our own presidential candidate who we will be unveiling during the party’s National Delegates Conference,” she continued.
Also in attendance was Naomi Sidi; Secretary General Umoja Summit Party who highlighted the election preparedness of the Party to field candidates across the country and in all elective posts with a focus on young people, people living with disabilities (PWDs), women and marginalized or special interest groups (SIGs).
The Party that traces its origin from the Coastal region, maintains that it is diverse comprising members from different ethnic groups, with its headquarters in Karen.