UDA Party Leader Deputy President William Ruto Photo|Courtsey

The United Democratic Alliance (UDA) has cancelled nominations for the Nairobi constituencies of Kamkunji, Embakasi East, and Starehe, instead launching opinion polls to select suitable candidates.
The party has also cancelled its planned joint nominations in Dagoretti North and Mathare with the Amani National Alliance (ANC), an affiliate party of the Kenya Kwanza Alliance.
According to the UDA National Elections Board, the parties in the two constituencies have agreed to use opinion polls to identify candidates (NEB).
“The National Elections Board wishes to inform the general public that, following consultations between the UDA and the ANC, there will be no joint nominations for the Dagoretti North and Mathare constituencies.” Instead, different methods will be used to select nominees. As a result, there will be no universal suffrage nominations between the two parties.
“The board also clarifies that no nominations will be accepted for the Embakasi East and Kamkunji constituencies under UDA using universal suffrage.” Instead, alternative methods outlined in the party constitution will be used,” Mr. Mwaura explained.
This means that only the Roysambu Constituency and Nairobi’s 19 wards will have nominations on Wednesday.