Two Ruto Loyalists Summoned By Jubilee Party For Disciplinary

KEY POINTS

  • The Jubilee Party has summoned two nominated Members of County Assembly to face disciplinary action for being disloyal.
  • Among accusations they are facing is going against the party position on the Budget 2020/2021 and the Memorandum from the Governor on the Nairobi County Appropriation Bill, 2020.
  • The two have dismissed the accusations, claiming they are being targeted due to their position on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report and their support for Deputy President William Ruto.

The Jubilee Party has summoned two nominated Members of County Assembly to face disciplinary action for being disloyal.

The two Ward Reps Ms Ann Thumbi and Sylvia Museiya are accused of disregarding the party position over various matters in the Assembly.

Among accusations they are facing is going against the party position on the Budget 2020/2021 and the Memorandum from the Governor on the Nairobi County Appropriation Bill, 2020.

They are accused of actively opposing and frustrating the budget estimates for the financial years 2020/2021, contrary to the Jubilee party position.

They are also facing accusations of undermining the leadership of the party at the national and county levels.

The two have dismissed the accusations, claiming they are being targeted due to their position on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report and their support for Deputy President William Ruto.

“It is interesting that out of an assembly of 122 members, only two of us are singled out for having opposed the NMS budget, never mind that members from other parties too did the same for strategic reasons. Again, out of a county assembly that has 66 Jubilee MCAs, only two of us, are being pursued! “stated Ann Thumbi.

“The only possible reason why this is happening is because of the ongoing mobilization of signatures to impeach Governor Sonko, my stand on BBI and my support for the Deputy President.” she added.

Ms Museiya on her part said she will honor the summons but maintained that the action has to do with her stand against the BBI.

Jubilee Party has two camps. Tanga Tanga, whose members are aligned to Ruto, and Kieleweke whose members are aligned to President Kenyatta, without delving deeper, these two camps seemingly share nothing in common, and can barely stand each other.

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Apart from Kanu, Kenya’s history shows the shelf-life of any ruling party in Kenya is five years. In 2002 it was NARC, come 2007 and PNU took over, paving way to the TNA-URP marriage in 2013 before Jubilee assumed the mantle in 2017. If all parameters remain constant, then Jubilee has less than twenty four months before ‘folding up.’

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