Jubilee wants MP elected under the party to remain loyal

for Tv47 Digital August 19, 2022, 02:20 PM
Jubilee warns MPs against joining Kenya Kwanza
Jubilee Party Secretary General Jeremiah Kioni during a past event. He has warned the party's MPs-elect against joining William Ruto's Kenya Kwanza Alliance.

In Summary

  • Several leaders elected under the Azimio umbrella have shifted allegiance to President-elect William Ruto's camp.
  • 10 out of the 12 MPs elected on independent ticket on the just-concluded polls have also joined Ruto's Kenya Kwanza Alliance.

The Jubilee Party has warned its Members of Parliament-elect against shifting allegiance to Kenya Kwanza Alliance.

Secretary-General Jeremiah Kioni on Thursday warned that it is against the law for Jubilee elected leaders to ditch the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya Coalition, and that they risk losing their seats if they do so.

Several leaders who were elected under the Azimio Coalition umbrella have shifted camps and joined President-elect William Ruto's Kenya Kwanza Alliance.

On Thursday, United Democratic Movement Party - led by Mandera Senator-elect - ditched the Raila Odinga led Azimio to join Kenya Kwanza.

Kioni, who lost his Ndaragua MP seat in the just concluded polls, says that leaders who have shifted allegiance lack leadership qualities.

"Shifting now doesn't have an effect on the House majorities," Kioni said after a meeting with Jubilee's elected leaders. The Azimio deal does not allow parties to leave the coalition, at least not until after December.

Kenya Kwanza has also benefitted after 10 of the 12 independent MPs-elect indicated that they are joining Kenya Kwanza.

Meru Governor-elect Kawira Mwangaza - elected on an independent ticket - on Friday also joined Kenya Kwanza.

Meru Governor-elect Kawira Mwangaza when he joined President-elect William Ruto's Kenya Kwanza Alliance on Friday, August 19, 2022. PHOTO | COURTESY

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