The United Democratic Party (UDA), a political outfit heavily linked to Deputy president William Ruto has taken its quarrels with ruling party Jubilee to the Registrar of Political Parties.
This is after the Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju wrote to the tribunal requesting intentions to pull out of the coalition pact with UDA saying the relationship between the two parties had become shaky.
UDA through its party Secretary General Veronica Maina on Thursday, April 22, in a letter to Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu declared a dispute with Jubilee after confirming to have received a copy of letter from the ruling party calling for an end to the political agreement.
“As provided for in the coalition agreement deposited in your office in May 2018 in compliance with Section 10(4) of the Political Parties Act NO. 11 of 2012, Schedule 3 thereof and further pursuant to the provision agreement, we have thereof declared a dispute,” UDA said in a latter.
The UDA party formerly PDR however appealed that all members of parliament holding office according to the coalition pact be allowed to serve as the relevant organs work to resolve the dispute.
Kivumbi.co.ke earlier reported that the ruling party not only accused PDR members of being disrespectful but also fielded candidates in recent by-elections where Jubilee had their contesters.
“This is to request that you take note of the content of this letter and to put on record revocation of the provisional coalition agreement lodged in your offices on May, 6 2018, that was never completed,” Jubilee said.
On Thursday, April 21, some Jubilee MPs allied to DP William Ruto had dared the ruling party to do its worse and kick them out saying they had no time to challenge Jubilee’s decision in court or to the party tribunal.
The legislators led by Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu) and Caleb Kositany (Soi) said they were ready to defend their parliamentary seats in by-election.
“Some of us are ready to even defend our seats, let them proceed and do whatever they want,” Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi said.