Uhuru ‘suspended’ replaced by Sabina Chege as Jubilee Party woes intensify
One section led by Kanini Kega declared full control of the political organization, giving the struggle for the leadership of the Jubilee party a new twist.
The battle for the leadership battle of the Jubilee party has taken a new twist after one faction led by Kanini Kega declared full control of the political outfit.
According to Kega, Mr. Kenyatta has been suspended for violating the law, which forbids a former president from serving in any political party for six months after leaving office as president.
Kega further announced that nominated MP Sabina Chege will be the acting party leader.
“The office of the Jubilee Party leader is hereby declared vacant…pending the convening of the Special National Delegates Convention, Sabina Chege will be the Acting party leader of Jubilee Party,” he said.
Kega has further accused the former president of failing to promote political consultation, engagement, and cooperation among party members during his leadership.
The National Disciplinary Committee (NDC) of the party has also been notified of the party’s referral of Mr. Kenyatta’s behavior for further action.
Kega also disclosed the suspension of Jeremiah Kioni.
The party secretary general has been Kioni in temporary capacity.
Kega’s remarks follow Mr. Kenyatta’s announcement that he had expelled staff supporting President William Ruto.