Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has taken a dig at Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju after he dismissed Kirinyaga County Assembly Majority Leader Kamau Murango.
Speaking to Kenyans.co.ke on Saturday, April 4, the lawmaker stated that the party affairs had for a long time been run with reckless abandon, further alleging that one would be forgiven for thinking that the unelected officials at the party's secretariat own the party.
"They exhibit an owner-occupier mentality towards Jubilee Party. Even if they are the owners of the Jubilee House and we, the elected leaders are the tenants, even the tenants would have a right to purchase part of the home through a Tenant Purchase Scheme. Enough is Enough. The tenants want their party back!" Kuria pronounced.Deputy President William Ruto, ODM Leader Raila Odinga, Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, Moses Kuria among other leaders when they paid Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju a visit at his Karen home on Friday, March 20, 2020.
He castigated Tuju for having the time to intervene in the affairs of a constitutionally mandated county assembly even when executing its official mandate, while he has allegedly on a consistent basis defied the directives Party Leader President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Kuria stated that Uhuru had directed Tuju to convene a parliamentary group meeting so that they may express their feelings on the various challenges facing the party and country.
"The foregoing notwithstanding, we demand Tuju convene twin meetings of the National Executive Council (NEC) and the Parliamentary Group (PG) as directed by the Party Leader President Uhuru Kenyatta,
"This way Tuju will greatly benefit from the directives and guidance of the people who campaigned long and hard to put the Jubilee government in power," Kuria asserted.
He further asserted that the Jubilee Party had not sought from the Registrar of Political Parties an extension of the term of the interim officials.
"Tuju and his team are therefore in the office illegally and he should stop embarrassing himself by committing further illegalities like he is doing in Kirinyaga County," Kuria stated
The legislator stated that it was not within Tuju's right to fire the Kirinyaga county majority leader alleging that he had done so because Murango had commented on an impeachment motion against Governor Anne Waiguru moved by an Independent MCA Kinyua Wangui of Mutira Ward.
"For Starters, Hon Murango was elected to carry out oversight role over the Kirinyaga County Executive. Secondly, the position of the Leader of Majority as enshrined in the Constitution, the Law and the Standing Orders is the preserve of the members of the County Assembly, the National Assembly and the Senate as the case may be. Hon Raphael Tuju or any other busy body has no business appointing or dismissing Majority Leaders," Kuria argued.
He further criticised the Secretary-General for taking the action in reference to the inaction exhibited on his part in the case of the county government of Kiambu during the impeachment of former Governor Ferdinand Waititu.
"It is curious why Raphael Tuju and his owner-occupiers at Jubilee Party did not act with the same alacrity in Kiambu county. One wonders whether Hon Tuju is the Secretary-General of Jubilee Party Kirinyaga Branch," Kuria critiqued.
"In the meantime, we urge Kamau Murango and the Kirinyaga County Assembly to consider the purported dismissal as null and void and treat it with the utmost contempt it deserves," he added.Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru addresses mourners during the burial of Jane Wanjiku Mburati at Kambarare Village, Gichugu constituency on Tuesday, March 10, 2020.
- Matatu Sanity29 November 2020 - 9:43 am
- corridors of justice29 November 2020 - 9:27 am
- My Take29 November 2020 - 9:18 am
- escape29 November 2020 - 9:04 am
- Unfortunate29 November 2020 - 8:11 am
- Life Saver29 November 2020 - 7:54 am
- costly29 November 2020 - 7:20 am
- details28 November 2020 - 7:58 pm
- looming danger28 November 2020 - 7:52 pm
- rising above28 November 2020 - 7:30 pm
- get out28 November 2020 - 7:21 pm
- update28 November 2020 - 5:39 pm