Rebel MPs allied to Deputy President William Ruto have vowed they will skip the Jubilee Parliamentary Group meeting to be chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta today morning.
MPs Oscar Sudi (Kapseret), Cornelly Serem (Aldai), Didimus Barasa (Kimilili), Caleb Kositany (Soy) and Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati) said yesterday that they will snub the meeting where President Kenyatta is likely to name new committee chairpersons to substitute more than a dozen of the DP’s allies expelled last week.
Sudi purported that inappropriate language used during the recent PG meeting was the motive behind him wanting to skip today’s meeting.
“I may be young, 40 years old, probably among the youngest leaders, but I won’t take myself to a place where I will be insulted by a fellow man,” noted Sudi.
The Kasparet MP said the PG meeting was only aimed at approving prearranged positions.
“There is no need for the president to call us to Nairobi when he knows well what his decision is and our attendance will not change it. He should just carry on with his plans, as he has shown us we have no stake in Jubilee,” Sudi said.
He clarified that Jubilee members have in the recent past been treated as outcasts in their party, noting that was among the reasons they decided to unveil the Jubilee Asili centre.
On his part Kositany noted: “I will not be attending. The notice was short and I am out of town. Again, we are never given the opportunity to share views. It will make no difference even if I were to attend. Let them go on with their meeting.”
Ngunjiri said: “The president has invited us for a PG meeting tomorrow. In the recent meeting, we expected the president to come and unite us. Instead, he hurled unpalatable remarks at us. As an elder I left the meeting felling sick,” Ngunjiri said.
“We had standing orders at the National Assembly and Senate guiding how leadership and membership of committees was to be done. Unfortunately, the president changed that, making such appointments to be his discretion,” noted Ngunjiri.
Barasa said: “I will not attend. I have constituency matters which are more cucial. We are not controlled by remote control.”
Kositany said: “I will not be attending. The notice was short and I am out of town. Again, we are never given the opportunity to share our view. It will make no difference even if I were to attend. Let them go on with on with the meeting.”