Jubilee vice-chairman David Murathe has vowed not to back off, not unless President Uhuru Kenyatta kicks him out of the party.
Speaking to KTN News on Wednesday, Murathe dared Jubilee members calling for his ouster to bring it on.
The Jubilee vice-chair challenged his attackers to exit the party, saying that party leaders only take instruction from the President.
“We are interim officials and if they have a problem with us they just need to call the party leader to get rid of us. We are only responsible to the party leader. We take our briefs from the party leader,” Murathe said.
The Jubilee vice-chair was responding to calls from party members, asking for the removal of David Murathe and Raphael Tuju from the Party leadership positions.
The group, led by Kieni MP Kanini Kega, Murang’a MP Sabina Chege, and their Nyeri Town Counterpart Ngujiri Wambugu convened a meeting in Nairobi, advocating for an overhaul in the party.
“We are the elected leaders, and we are the people who take responsibilities. We cannot wait for those in office to make decisions on our behalf,” Murang’a Woman Rep Sabina Chege said.
The Sabina Chege-led group is calling for changes, not only in the top leadership but also grassroots leaders.
“That is why we are saying we remove dead woods from grassroots. We will do it up to the top level. Anyone not working in the interest of the party must be removed in this process,” Said Kanini Kega.
The calls on changing the leadership of the Jubilee Party have intensified since their subsequent loss in the Juja and Kiambaa constituency by-elections.
Jubilee has since been said to be dead as a dodo, and members are advocating for young and vibrant leadership to resuscitate the party.