The whip just won’t stop falling in the National Assembly. 6 Selected MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto are listed next to be hauled before a Jubilee disciplinary committee and expelled from the party on accusations of disrespecting President Uhuru Kenyatta and defying party positions.
About 5 nominated senators are also awaiting their fate following a trial by the party over disloyalty, sources from within the Jubilee party on Friday disclosed that the 6 MPs are next. “We have six MPs we want to take through the disciplinary process for constantly abusing the President and openly going against the party position. The cases will be consolidated with those of the five nominated senators,” an official told journalists.
Jubilee Deputy Secretary-General Caleb Kositany (Soy), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), Alice Wahome (Kandara), Oscar Sudi (Kapsaret), Moses Kuria (Gatundu South) and Rigathi Gachagua (Mathira) who have been very vocal supporters of Dp Ruto will be asked to defend their loyalty to the party.
When an MP is expelled from a party that sponsored them to Parliament, the constitution says they would lose their seat, however, the persons can appeal the decision, the appeal process goes all the way up to the Supreme Court.
The MPs have said they had not been served with any summons but dared the party to proceed with the plan, declaring they would defend themselves.
“They are planning to follow us to the constituencies especially in key counties like Nakuru to try and make us unpopular. We know the purge will soon shift to key counties and some of us are the target. We ask those pushing for that agenda to wait because the General Election is just around the corner,” Kimani Ngunjiri said.
“None has told me about facing the Jubilee disciplinary committee but all I can say is that some people have been trying to reach out to me, wanting to reconcile me with Uhuru. I have categorically told them that I have no problem with the president. All I have been fighting for is for Jubilee to keep its promise to Deputy President Ruto.”
Ngujiri says he has also been approached and a buy out offer put on the table, a deal he can not take. “I want to tell those offering me money and a bus to donate to a school of my choice in Bahati that am a principled politician and my stand has been and will always be; let the President honor his promise to his deputy in the 2022 succession. Anything away from that is a big no!.”
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