Jubilee Party's Stand After Waititu is Barred From Office

  • Jubilee Secretary-General, Raphael Tuju, has noted that the party is in full support of the court's ruling, where governors who face corruption charges are required to vacate office.

    The Secretary-General stated that the ruling meant governors would not use the party as a hide out when implicated in corruption cases as The Star reported.

    "We unreservedly support the ruling by Justice Mumbi Ngugi. For a long time, we have complained that the corrupt are using the Judiciary as a hideout. This is a progressive decision,” Tuju cited.

    Tuju noted that a part of the Jubilee constitution, which politicians affiliated to the party signed, indicated that the party had zero tolerance for corruption.

     “A pledge and a commitment to fight and eliminate corruption and incidental vices at all levels of government and institutions of government," part of the constitution, according to Tuju reads.

    Tuju's statement comes at a time when Kiambu Governor, Ferdinand Waititu, and his wife, Susan Wangari, are facing corruption-related charges over Ksh588 million irregular tender, alongside eight others implicated in the procurement law violation.

    In a ruling made on Tuesday morning, the embattled governor was locked out of his public office until further notice, to give way for further investigations.

    Last week, high court judge Mumbi Ngugi ruled that all constitutional office holders charged with corruption should step aside.

    Ngugi made the ruling following an application by Samburu Governor, Moses Kasaine Lenolkulal, who had been barred by a lower court from accessing his office.