Tuesday June 2, 2020 – Trans Nzoia Senator, Micheal Mbito, has dismissed local leaders who had criticised him for attending the State House Jubilee Parliamentary Group meeting to fire Deputy President William Ruto’s allies – Kipchumba Murkomen and Susan Kihika – from the Senate’s leadership positions three weeks ago.
This is after details emerged about how the DP unsuccessfully attempted to reach ou to Senators to dissuade them from attending the State House meeting.
According to Dr. Mbito, there is no way he could have ignored summonses of his party leader, President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Endebess MP, Robert Pukose, accused some leaders of going “off script” by attending Uhuru’s meeting.
“The DP tried to call Trans Nzoia’s Dr. Micheal Mbito but he refused to pick his call.”
“He was relying on him among other Senators to deal a blow to the plans,” Dr Pukose claimed in a local radio talk show.
Mbito now claims that the traitor tag is misplaced because he still supports the DP as part of the Jubilee package that includes President Kenyatta.
He said it was too early to engage in divisive party politics.
“President Uhuru Kenyatta is the party leader of Jubilee and the DP is his deputy.”
“Branding me a traitor for honouring the wishes of my party leader is uncalled for and most unfortunate,” he said.
Kapseret MP, Oscar Sudi, has also in the recent past vowed to deploy the DP’s machinery to crush all those who supported the State House meeting.
The Kenyan DAILY POST