Outspoken Soy MP Caleb Kositany has claimed Deputy President William Ruto’s allies were denied a chance to air out their grievances at the Jubilee Party’s parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday, June 2, at State House, Nairobi.
The lawmaker said the ruling party was headed in the wrong direction as “dictatorship” was slowly creeping in.
Speaking to Citizen TV in the evening of Tuesday, June 2, Kositany said he was disappointed with the meeting.
“There was a comment that there will be more changes in the leadership of the National Assembly in regards to chairmanship of the committees. To me that was very sad, we can’t have been asking for a PG for three years and then we get one, we don’t even get an opportunity to know how we have been.
‘We as Jubilee are not heading in the right direction, we are not doing things properly. We need to run Jubilee as a family and as a political party that accommodates views from all the members of the party,” said Kositany.
The MP said the Tanga Tanga wing of Jubilee will continue complaining until the president hears their views in the running of the party.
“We will complain until whoever cares to listen listens and even if nobody listens Kenyans are listening, God is listening, people know who is speaking the truth,” he said.
— State House Kenya (@StateHouseKenya) June 2, 2020
In the PG meeting attended by 212 MPs, National Assembly majority leader Aden Duale and his deputy Jimmy Angwenyi were retained in their positions despite earlier indications they would be axed.
Jubilee Party National Assembly House Leadership
Hon. Aden Duale – Majority leader
Hon. Jimmy Agwenyi- Deputy Majority Leader
Hon. Emmanuel Wangwe – Majority Whip
Hon. Maoka Maore – Deputy Majority Whip
Wish you well as you discharge your duties
— Irungu Kang'ata (@HonKangata) June 2, 2020
Majority Whip Benjamin Washiali (MP Mumias East) and his deputy Cecily Mbarire (nominated) were kicked out and replaced by MPs Emmanuel Wangwe (Navakholo) and Maoka Maore (Igembe North) respectively