Rage as Uhuru stirs Jubilee leadership

Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei has poked holes in the changes made by President Uhuru Kenyatta in the Jubilee Party.

Cherargei said the party leadership changes in the Senate announced from State House Monday contravened the constitution of Jubilee Party.

Addressing the press in Eldoret town few minutes after the announcement from State House, Cherargei (Pictured above) said the changes were unconstitutional and targeted those allied to Deputy Pesident Dr William Ruto.

“If President Kenyatta needs to fire or relieve anybody that is allied to the deputy president, he should parade and fire them once and for all,” said Cherargei.

In the changes, West Pokot Senator Samuel Poghisio now occupies senate majority leadership position which was held by his Elgeyo Marakwet counterpart, Kipchumba Murkomen.

The position of majority chief whip is now held by Senator Irungu Kang’ata of Murang’a County.

Before the changes, it was held by Nakuru Senator, Susan Kihika.

The new Deputy majority leader is Fatima Dhullo of Isiolo County while the Deputy majority whip is Senator Farhiya Ali, nominated.

Cherargei, who is also the chair Senate Justice and legal affairs and human rights committe links the changes to the 2022 succession politics.

He said as Jubilee senate leadership, they had resolved not to make any changes ahead of the general elections.

He said the party should not be fighting its own leaders but instead, should strengthen its leadership.

“It is immoral to fight our own instead of strengthening the party,” said Cherargei.

“We have to accept that there is an enemy within. Those enemies have been given space to operate without decency,” he said.

“We can only make changes when there are National Executive Council (NEC), the National Governing Conference and National Parliamentary group meeting,” added Cherargei.

He puts on notice the party’s secretary general, Raphael Tuju, terming him as rogue and uncontrollable of late.

“He is an agent sent to ensure Jubilee party disintegrates,” said Cherargei.

Meanwhile, a section of Senators led by Kihika have written to Senate speaker Kenneth Lusaka, protesting that there was no formal communication concerning the meeting at State House where the changes were made.

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