A section of Jubilee Members of Parliament (MPs) allied to Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto have vowed not to remit their monthly contribution to the Jubilee party.
Led by Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi and his Keiyo South counterpart Daniel Rono, the legislators said they will never set foot in Jubilee offices instead, they will channel their money to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) an outfit they said Ruto will use to vie for Presidency in 2022.
While briefing journalists on Monday, April 26, at his home in Eldoret Sudi, a close ally to DP Ruto said that only the president and UDA party leader William Ruto are the only ones still in Jubilee.
“If there is anyone still in Jubilee, then it should be President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ruto. The rest of us left long ago and we are now in UDA,” Sudi said.
Their audacious announcement came after the UDA party on Monday, April 26, called on interested aspirants to register with the party.
In a statement seen by Kivumbi.co.ke, the party’s Secretary-General Veronica Maina announced that UDA has established an Aspirant and Leadership Forum where those interested to run for elective posts through the party can register.
“This forum will offer a platform for all aspirants and leaders who support UDA to engage on all matters and participate in the party on decision making process,” she said.
Those willing to contest for the governors, Deputy governors and Senators are required to register with Ksh 10,000 while those seeking parliamentary positions and women Representatives will have to pay Ksh 5,000.
The party further announced that those seeking to be Members of County Assembly with UDA ticket will have to part with Ksh 2,000 registration.
Kivumbi.co.ke understands that on Tuesday, April 20, the ruling party announced plans to terminate its pre-election pact with UDA.
In a letter to the Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu, Jubilee party Secretary General Raphael Tuju said that the relationship between the two sister 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,” Jubilee party said in a statement.