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Wednesday May 13, 2020 – Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju has disclosed President Uhuru Kenyatta’s next move in the purge against Deputy President William Ruto’s allies.
This comes a day after Ruto’s allies in the Senate, Kipchumba Murkomen (Elgeyo-Marakwet) and Susan Kihika (Nakuru) were axed as Senate Majority Leader and Majority Whip respectively.
Tuju confirmed that the chopping board was headed to the National Assembly.
“Yes, it is headed there, but we are still monitoring the behaviour of the leaders.”
“We will not tolerate deviant behaviour,” Tuju stated.
“The party is cleaning up, and you can’t implement the Jubilee agenda with hostile leadership.”
“The National Assembly purge is coming.”
“We will de-whip the disloyal members and expel nominated MPs who didn’t respect the summons by the party leader as that amounts to gross insubordination,” Jubilee Vice-Chairman, David Murathe, added.
The leaders being targeted in the National Assembly include Kikuyu MP, Kimani Ichungwah (Budget and Appropriations Committee), Mumias East MP, Benjamin Washiali (Majority Whip) and Nominated MP, Cecily Mbarire, (Deputy Majority Chief Whip).
Garissa Town MP, Aden Duale (Majority Leader) may escape the purge as he has been described to be lukewarm, having never declared his stand, whether he is pro-Uhuru or pro-Ruto.
Most of Ruto’s allies have gone low-key, with a number insisting that they are waiting for the political storm to cool down.
The Kenyan DAILY POST