Politics

Pain for hustlers seeking UDA tickets as party imposes heavy fees for aspirants

The deputy president William Ruto led party has imposed a ! million Shilling nomination fees for presidential candidates. Image/courtesy

United Democratic Alliance (UDA) has announced that aspirants who intend to vie in the August 2022 General Election should apply before the February 28, deadline.

In a statement of UDA’s verified social media platforms, the party also released a breakdown on how much various aspirants should part within their applications.

The UDA National Election Board set the fees for candidates who want to become president at Sh1 million for male candidates and Sh500,000 for women and youth. This is contrary to the expectations as the party prides itself as one representing the interests of the hustlers.

At the same time, aspirants who want to vie for governor seats across on a UDA ticket are required to pay Sh500,000 for men and Sh250,000 for women and youth.

Senatorial aspirants will pay an application fee of Sh250,000 for men and Sh125,000 for women and youth.

Woman Representative aspirants will be required to pay Sh250,000 and Sh125,000 for young women.

Candidates who want to vie for MP seats on a UDA ticket will part with Sh250,000 for men and Sh125,000 for women and youth.

County Assembly aspirants will be required to pay Sh50,000 as application fees for men and Sh25,000 for women.