After suffering a humiliating loss in the Kiambaa by-election, Jubilee Party’s top organ, the National Management Committee has convened a meeting on Wednesday to discuss the fate of the ruling party’s national officials SG Raphael Tuju, Vice-Chair David Murathe, and David Dzuya the National Chairperson.
The Wednesday meeting comes at a time when vocal MPs supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta are threatening to eject the party’s secretary-general and his vice-chairperson from office if they do not render their resignations.
”You contributed to our failure. I want to challenge them to tender their resignations in the shortest time possible. If they don’t do that, we are going to eject them from office,” Kanini Kega, the MP for Kieni says.
His sentiments are supported by Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja who demands an explanation from the party’s leadership on what has gone wrong with the once robust party now on its knees.
”They must account to the members what they have done to the party. If they cannot, we will eject them from office and get new leadership that is fresh and will unite all party members,” the senator said on Sunday.
Confirming the Wednesday meeting, Secretary-General Tuju revealed the Kiambaa by-election is on the agenda but maintains he will not resign from his position without those demanding he does so following the right channels.
”The Kiambaa by-elections is a very important matter and it should be on the agenda. If the right channels should be followed, and as an employee of the party I shall comply with whatever my employers decide. But there is no way I can panic because of the results of a mere by-election,” Raphael Tuju told a local publication on Monday.