Former Jubilee deputy secretary-general, Caleb Kositany has revealed the challenges that he and other ‘party rebels’ have had to endure in the party.
According to him, there has been dishonesty and a lot of backstabbing from the party who has also perfected disregard for the rule of law.
Speaking in an interview with TV 47, the Soy MP said that DP William Ruto and his supporters within the party have been mistreated.
“Those of us who voted for the Jubilee Government have faced a lot of challenges. We have faced backstabbing within the party, disregard for the rule of law. All Kenyans have seen the mistreatment meted on DP Ruto,” Kositany has said.
His sentiments come just a month after he was ousted from his position at the party, with Cherangany MP Joshua Kutuny being appointed as the new Deputy Secretary-General.
The party’s chair, David Murathe initiated Kositany’s removal, accusing him of misconduct and breaking the rules of the party due to his allegiance to UDA, an outfit heavily linked to William Ruto.
It is not only the Soy legislator who has complained of the backstabbing from Jubilee, but also its deputy party leader, William Ruto.
In an interview with Citizen TV, Ruto said that the party, and other people close to President Uhuru Kenyatta have humiliated him.
He heavily criticised the decision by Secretary-General Raphael Tuju to declare him a ‘Persona Non-granta’ in the party headquarters.
“I was not elected DP by Raphael Tuju. I was elected DP by the people of Kenya. Whether I am locked out Jubilee HQ- that is an emotional thing for me because people do not understand where we came from…” Said Ruto.
Many of perceived Ruto allies have suffered the same fate in the hand of the Jubilee Party.
Last year, legislators allied to the DP such as Kipchumba Murkomen, Susan Kihika and Aden Duale lost their positions in parliament for supporting him.
This year, 6 nominated senators allied to him were expelled from the party.
They include; Isaac Mwaura, Mary Seneta, Falhada Dekow Iman, Naomi Jillo Waqo, Victor Prengei, Millicent Omanga and Christine Gona.