A section of Jubilee Members of Parliaments allied to Deputy President William Ruto has threatened to stop their monthly contributions until the ruling party Secretary General Raphael Tuju, leaves the party.
The MPs accused Tuju of undermining the deputy president for instigating a plan to block Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid.
“As the MPs of Jubilee, we will withdraw our monthly subscription of Ksh10,000 per month until Raphael Tuju is fired or resigns from Jubilee Party,” Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei said.
The Belgut MP, Nelson Koech is now calling for an informal meeting on Tuesday to collect signatures to present to their employer, the Parliamentary Service Commission, to stop the monthly deductions.
The MPs are pushing for Tuju’s resignation after an alleged audio clip of a phone conversation between him and Kiambu politician George Nyanja leaked.
In the audio, the two link the DP with the burning of a church during the 2007/2008 general elections. The two question why he has not made efforts in reconstructing the church, where people were burned to ashes, yet he is very active in making donations to churches.
Tuju and Nyanja plot on how they will rebuild the church to give them political mileage during the 2022 general elections.
“We cannot have a secretary general who betrays the very government we have formed…you must immediately tender your resignation to the President …,” Kandara MP, Alice Wahome told Citizen TV.