Jubilee Party Vice-Chair David Murathe on Wednesday, July 1, spoke to Kenyans.co.ke revealing details of a Jubilee National Executive Council (NEC) meeting set to seal Deputy Secretary-General Caleb Kositany's fate.
Kositany, an ally of Deputy President William Ruto, caused a stir on Sunday, June 28, after calling for the Auditor General to look into the party's books as he alleged massive corruption at the party's Pangani headquarters.
He claimed that Ksh7 million was being spent monthly on tea and snacks, stating it was part of a scheme to siphon funds.
Dismissing the allegations, Murathe claimed that Kositany was aware of his imminent ouster and was pre-empting it by pretending to be a whistle-blower.Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe arrives at Nyayo Stadium ahead of Jamhuri Day celebrations on December 12, 2019
He accused Kositany of coming up with the allegations as excuses to draw attention away from what he described as his gross misconduct and insubordination of Secretary-General Raphael Tuju.
Murathe revealed that the NEC meeting to be led by President Uhuru Kenyatta had already been scheduled before changes to the President's calendar disrupted the plan.
"Caleb knows that he will be kicked out of the party in the next NEC meeting for gross misconduct and insubordination. He's looking for an excuse.
"In fact, the NEC meeting was already supposed to have taken place but changes to the President's schedule meant we had to postpone it. It will happen very soon," he noted.
Murathe further disclosed that there was no basis to Kositany's allegations as officials like himself did not operate from the Party Headquarters, noting it was the mainstay of the Secretariat.
He advised Kositany to seek clarity on Jubilee's financial records from the Treasurer, Abraham Mutai, who also happens to be an ally of the Deputy President.
Murathe asserted that Kositany would be ousted from his position in the party due to multiple instances in which he countermanded Tuju.
"Caleb is on his way out for gross misconduct and insubordination. When the Secretary-General wrote to the Registrar of Political Parties, Kositany also wrote to the Registrar yet the SG is supposed to be the voice of the party.
"When Tuju wrote show-cause letters to an MCA in Kirinyaga County, Kositany wrote another letter to the same MCA telling them to ignore Tuju's letter.
"Surely, where in the world have you seen a deputy coming out to oppose and fight his boss?" Murathe posed.
Other than ousting Kositany, the NEC meeting will also validate decisions of other party organs including the disciplinary committee which recently grilled allies of Ruto who failed to attend a Parliamentary Group (PG) meeting.
"So, the NEC will validate these decisions. For example if the disciplinary committee decided that someone be expelled, we can look at the case and decide to suspend them, or uphold the decision," Murathe explained.
In addition, Murathe observed that the new leadership in place in the Senate and National Assembly was determined to deliver on the President's vision and legacy.
He noted that leaders such as former Majority Leader Aden Duale were ousted for failing to support the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) fronted by President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader Raila Odinga.
"You need leaders who are aligned with the President's vision and I can tell you anything from now will be smooth sailing," he stated.Soy Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany speaking at a past event.
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