Belgut Member of Parliament (MP) Nelson Koech claims that the ongoing El Nino rains is among the reason President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party postponed its grassroots elections.
According to Koech, the party saw the need to push the elections from December 2023 to April 2024 because it would be insensitive to proceed with the polls yet thousands of people across the country have been affected by the heavy rains.
“It will be very insensitive for us politicians to campaign at the backdrop of a nation that is suffering the effects of flooding and excess rainfall. It could not have made sense and we thought it’s fair that we suspend it until April,” Koech said
He also argued that the elections were postponed due to the East African Assemblies games in Rwanda, where most of the key players in the UDA elections will be attending.
He also alluded to the postponement of the December festivities where families reunite to celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of another one.
“At our last PG we requested the president that because of what is happening in the country it is only fair to move the election to a later date,” Koech said further.