Safina party is currently holding its National Delegates Conference where delegates are expected to endorse businessman Jimi Wanjigi’s presidential bid.
At least 2,000 delegates have been in a meeting at Bomas of Kenya since 10 am as invited guests trooped in for Wanjigi’s big day at a separate facility within the venue.
Kenya Kwanza leaders led by Deputy President William Ruto, Musalia Mudavadi (ANC) and Moses Wetang’ula (Ford Kenya) are among guests expected at the event.
Wanjigi will use the occasion to share his vision for the country.
During UDA’s NDC on March 15, Wanjigi publicly invited Ruto and his brigade to his meeting.
The Kenya Kwanza team is also expected to hold a public rally in Athi River, Machakos county, later in the day.
The businessman ditched ODM to join Safina two weeks ago.
Wanjigi stated that he has not given up on being Kenya’s next president and he will do that under the Safina party.
“I did assure Kenyans that I will be on the ballot on August 9. And where I will be, it is where the next government will be formed. It will be a government of the people of Kenya and for the people of Kenya. Today, I have officially become a member of Safina Party,” Wanjigi said.
Wanjigi claimed that his exit from the ODM party was due to the violence subjected to him during the party’s National Delegates Congress(NDC) at Kasarani stadium.
“I resigned from ODM after the brutal violence I experienced at Kasarani during the ODM National Delegates Conference. Raila made it practically impossible for the Party to hold free, democratic and credible Presidential nominations,” he said.
The businessman accused the ODM leader of working with President Uhuru Kenyatta to stop his journey to the presidency.