On Friday, February 10, the Jubilee Party held its National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting at Woodlands Hotel, Nakuru County.
The party which is led by now Rtd. President Uhuru Kenyatta made six resolutions among them changes in its top leadership brass.
For instance, the Jubilee Party dismissed former Ndaragua MP Jeremiah Kioni as its Secretary General.
Party’s National Executive Committee replaced Kioni with East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Member of Parliament Kanini Kega.
The top decision-making organ of the party also resolved to kick out David Murathe as National Vice-Chairperson.
In a statement shortly after the meeting, the political outfit without giving reasons said the suspended officials will have their cases referred to the party’s Dispute Resolution Mechanism for further determination.
“The party officials are suspended forthwith and their cases referred to the party’s Internal Dispute Resolution Mechanism for further determination,” the party said in a statement.
The now Rtd. President Uhuru Kenyatta-led’s political outfit replaced Murathe with Eldas Constituency Member of Parliament Adan Keynan on an interim basis.
Former President Uhuru Kenyatta’s party appears to have kicked out close allies of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in what signals an end to its working partnership with ODM under the Azimio la Umoja banner.
“The National Executive Committee has commenced the process of exiting the Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya Coalition,” the party said.
It further stated that the move to exit the opposition will give Kenya’s third-largest party its lost glory. This it said will help it to be recognized as a party with all benefits.
“We want to be recognized as a party with all benefits accruing thereto taking into account that Jubilee Party is the third largest party in Parliament,” the statement added.