In a phone conversation with Nation.Africa on Thursday, Secretary-General Raphael Tuju confirmed the nomination.
"To replace Senator Prengei, we have endorsed Mr Isaac Ngugi." "Of all the people we considered for the nomination, we deemed him to be the most acceptable," he added.
Mr Tuju said Peter Mtumishi Cheruyoit, the party's Nakuru County secretary-general from the Ogiek community, was one of the frontrunners to succeed Prengei, but that he is over 35 years old.
"The party required someone under 35 to take Prengei's place as the Senate's youth representative. Mr Cheruyoit has been appointed to a director at the party headquarters.”
Mr Cheruiyot, 40, was chosen Jubilee's Nakuru branch secretary ahead of the 2017 General Election and has remained a staunch Jubilee supporter in the region.
Several leaders pushed Jubilee to nominate a member of the minority Ogiek community to replace Prengei during his funeral.
Mr Tuju stated that the party is dedicated to promoting people from minority communities into positions of leadership.
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