Jubilee Party has nominated Isaac Ngugi to replace the late Victor Prengei in the Senate.
According to Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju, the decision to pick Ngugi was arrived at after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) rejected the name of Peter Cheruiyot due to old age.
Cheruiyot, 38, was endorsed by the Ogiek Community as the best candidate to replace Prengei.
The Ogiek community wanted us to appoint Cheruiyot of which we did but unfortunately, he was locked out by IEBC due to age. The Commission requires that in that docket, we pick someone who is aged 35 years and below,” explained Tuju.
“As a party, we, therefore, had the responsibility to pick the next youthful person who happens to be Ngugi.”
Senator Prengei, who was nominated to the Senate in 2017 to represent the youth, died in a road accident at Gioto area along the Nakuru-Kabarak highway on 16th August.
Prengei was on his way back to Kabarak from Nakuru Town when the accident occurred.
Prengei made history as the first member of the minority Ogiek community to serve in Parliament.