Soy Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany has dismissed assertions by Jubilee party secretary general Raphael Tuju that members unsatisfied with decision to make changes to the National Management Commitee (NMC) should have exhausted internal dispute resolution mechanisms available.
In a press statement, Kositany who is also the party’s deputy secretary general accused Tuju of frustrating efforts to call for meetings of key party organs.
He also claimed that the frustrations were well calculated and are aimed at crippling the Jubilee party.
“As Secretary General, how many meetings of various organs has he (Tuju) convened so that the internal mechanisms that he now glorifies can thrive? As a matter of fact, Jubilee parliamentary group and National Executive Commitee has never been convened for the last three years,” read part of Kositany’s statement.
“It is now clear that the frustrations were predetermined with the intention of fraudulently making changes in the party and crippling it,” added the MP who is a close Ally of Deputy President William Ruto.
He also insisted that the Jubilee Party, formed to the run-up to the 2017 general elections after several small parties were folded “is not a property of Tuju and his masters” hence it must be managed as per the Constitution.
Kositany also reminded Tuju that he was merely an appointee and that his term had come to an end “and cannot assume a mandate he does not have”.
Two factions, one allied to DP Ruto and the other allied to the party leader President Uhuru Kenyatta have been hitting out at the other after revelations of changes to the NMC was gazetted by the Registrar of Political Parties.
Ruto’s allies are against the changes while Uhuru are in support saying he sanctioned the decision.