Jubilee vice-chairman, David Murathe has warned party Members allied to deputy president Willliam Ruto against halting their monthly contributions to the party.
He told them that failure to remit their subscriptions will lead to legal action, resulting to expulsion from the party.
“We will push them out, for such MPs, we are ready to go to by-elections,” Murathe said.
This declaration by the party vice-chair followed a decision to spare Ruto allies who were to be kicked out of the party due to their allegiance to UDA.
Murathe said that the UDA’s coalition with Jubilee is not tenable, but they will spare the party rebels since there is no time to go for by-elections yet a General Election is one year ahead.
“UDA is no longer a coalition partner, there is no need for more conversations on that issue. We will not engage in unnecessary battles with them. We will not engage with them considering a General Election is just a year away. Let them grow their party as we grow ours,” Murathe declared.
When Jubilee Party made a decision to dissolve its agreement with UDA Party, the latter asked to hold talks on the issue.
However, the Jubilee National Management Committee has resolved that it will not hold any talks with Ruto’s team, saying that they had reached a decision to terminate the agreement.
After being sidelined by Jubilee, legislators allied to deputy president William Ruto vowed to withdraw their support to the party by stopping their monthly subscription fees.
This was also influenced by a threat by Jubilee to expel William Ruto, who is the deputy party leader.
“We shall cease payment of subscription fee to Jubilee until the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) discusses and makes a determination on the purported suspension of the DP,” said Uasin County speaker who is a member of Jubilee and a supporter of Ruto.