Jubilee MP Sankok Calls for Emergency Meeting

  • Jubilee party headquarters office in Pangani on Monday, September 11, 2019.
    Jubilee party headquarters office in Pangani on Monday, September 11, 2019.
    Simon Kiragu
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  • Jubilee Party nominated MP David Ole Sankok, on Monday, April 20, called on his party leader President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto to hold an emergency meeting.

    Speaking during a candid interview with Kenyans.co.ke, the legislator called on the party leaders to convene a meeting as soon as it was practicality possible to mitigate the various issues that were threatening to tear the party apart.

    "My party leader and my deputy leader we really need to meet as a Parliamentary group meeting of Jubilee. A delegates conference meeting is needed for the party, we have not had it for 3 years,

    "We love our party leaders and we need to hear their voices. We need them to tell us whether we are off the track or not," he pleaded.

    Nominated MP David ole Sankok
    Nominated MP David ole Sankok
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    Sankok went on to lament that the current state of affairs had left the entire party rudderless and vulnerable to attacks from individuals looking to bring it down.

    "We are here guessing. What does the president think about this? Because they are not calling us, they are not telling us where we are in terms of our party manifesto. I think that this is very important because we can then abide by the instructions they give to us," he stated.

    The vocal MP was quick to dismiss the role of former Prime Minister Raila Odinga would play if such a meeting was to take place.

    "Don't worry about Raila. You know that there was a time he was made the Secretary-General of KANU, but this time we were very clever and refused to hand him any post within our party,

    "What is he to Jubilee? He has no position within the party so lets just leave him out of it, he is just a civilian.  We never handed him any post within our party because we know his politics of deceit. I have to laud him though, as his party is doing quite well and he is holding it together," Sankok explained.

    Back in February 1998 at the Homa Bay Stadium, Raila's National Development Party (NDP) merged with the late former President Daniel arap Moi's KANU, in a move that was seen by different commentators as an ingenious way to weaken the ruling party from the inside.

    When NDP was eventually dissolved and swallowed by Kanu to give birth to ‘New Kanu’, it was not in doubt who dictated the pace of politics in Kenya.

    In an ensuing controversial party election, the hitherto heir apparent and Vice President George Saitoti, and former Kanu Secretary-General Joseph ‘JJ’ Kamotho, were edged out.

    ODM leader Raila Odinga (Left) and Deputy President William Ruto during an event in January 2019.
    ODM leader Raila Odinga (Left) and Deputy President William Ruto during an event in January 2019.
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