A section of Jubilee Members of Parliament (MPs) allied to Deputy President William Ruto have dared the ruling party to do its worse and kick them out.
This comes a day after Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju wrote a letter to the registrar of political parties seeking to end the party’s working agreement with the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party, an outfit linked to William Ruto.
The legislators led by Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi, Ndindi Nyoro (Kiharu), and Caleb Kositany (Soi) now say they will not move to court to challenge the Jubilee Party’s decision to have them out of the ruling party.
The lawmakers instead affirmed that they are ready to pay the ultimate price to defend their parliamentary seats in by-election.
“Some of us are ready to even go and defend our seats, let them proceed and do whatever they want,” Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi told The Star Newspaper.
Sudi further said that members of the Party of Development and Reforms which has rebranded as UDA has heavily invested in their political vehicle and are better placed to win an election on its own.
“Let them not try to imagine that we are fools when we are investing in UDA. We will even be better off as UDA without any Jubilee association,” the legislator said.
On his part, Kiharu MP Ndidi Nyoro said Ruto’s team has no time to fight with Jubilee but is seriously concentrating on how to build their movement ahead of the much-anticipated 2022 General Election.
“A divorce would be a sigh of relief. They have done the worse. We are ready for the worst. Our political future is in UDA and we have no time for what they are trying to do,” the legislator said.
According to Soi MP Caleb Kositany, leaders allied to DP Ruto will use the UDA party to defend their seats in the 2022 General Election.
“We will face them head-on. This is part of the Jubilee intimidation. We will continue with our association with the UDA party,” Kositany said.
Kivumbi.co.ke on Tuesday, April 20, reported Uhuru’s party announced plans to end its pre-election deal with United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party, an outfit associated with Deputy President William Ruto and his allies.
In a letter to the Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu, Jubilee party Secretary General Raphael Tuju said that the relationship between the two parties was untenable.
“This is to request that you take note of the content of this letter and to put on record our revocation of the provisional coalition agreement lodged in your offices on May 6, 2018, that was never completed,” read a statement by Jubilee seen by Kivumbi.co.ke.
Tuju said the decision to split with UDA, formerly PDR party, was agreed upon at a National Management Committee meeting held on Monday, April 19, where it emerged that UDA fielded candidates against its sister party Jubilee in three of the recently held by-elections, a move which contravened their political pact.