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Tuesday May 19, 2020 – Three Jubilee MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto’s Tanga Tanga faction have dismissed threats to de-whip them from parliamentary committees as archaic politics of blackmail and intimidation.

The trio, Kikuyu MP, Kimani Ichung’wa, who also chairs the Budget Committee in the National Assembly, Mathira’s Rigathi Gachagua and John ‘KJ’ Kiarie of Dagoretti South, say their resolve to support Ruto’s 2022 State House bid is unshakable, despite threats of losing their seats through the recall clause.

Ichung’wa maintained that they will neither be intimidated by “threats to remove us from positions… nor even threats to recall us.”

On his part, Gachagua said the ongoing clean-up in the Jubilee Party and the ouster of members considered to be rebels will only serve to make them more popular.

“Intimidating leaders will go nowhere in fact it is on the reverse.”

“The more you intimidate these leaders the more solidified the ground becomes.”

“And even those of us they want to take to the court on trumped-up charges or whatever reason they will just make us more popular and more solid..We are ready.”

“In every struggle there must be a sacrifice,” said Gachagua.

The Dagoretti South MP said it is “ill-advised” for the Jubilee Party to be concentrating on the formation of coalitions in the face of an ongoing crisis.


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