On November 11, a team of Jubilee leaders led by nominated MP Sabina Chege threatened to walk out of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition party over what it described as skewed sharing of committee slots.
The leaders allied to Rtd. President Uhuru Kenyatta accused former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s ODM party of political conmanship, deceit, and lies when it came to dishing out of slots allocated to the coalition.
This was after the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition party scrapped off names of Jubilee leaders John Waluke (Sirisia) and Adan Keynan (Eldas) from the Parliamentary Service Commission (PSC).
“The Jubilee members are disgruntled over how the committees were shared. I would like to say that we were not coerced to join the coalition, we joined willingly and we will leave willingly,” the leaders said in a joint statement read by Laikipia North MP Sarah Korere.
However, on Monday, November 14, opposition leader Raila Odinga held a crisis meeting with the Jubilee party and Wiper party to avert a possible fallout.
Kitui Senator Enoch Wambua confirmed that there was a meeting between the coalition party principals and the Azimio senate leadership at Raila’s office in Nairobi.
Wambua revealed that Jubilee Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni represented Uhuru Kenyatta while Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka joined the meeting that was chaired by Raila Odinga virtually.
Speaking after the meeting, Senate Minority leader Stewart Madzayo confirmed that they had a fruitful discussion adding that the coalition had sorted out its differences.
“We had a very fruitful discussion with our principals and the little issue that we had has been sorted. We want to make it very clear that as Azimio in the Senate, we are one team,” said Madzayo.