A section of Deputy President William Ruto’s allies have announced that they will ditch the ruling party should be Parliament be dissolved following Chief Justice David Maraga’s advise to the president.
Speaking to Nation, several leaders allied to the DP opined that Jubilee has been mistreating them, adding that a fresh poll will give them the perfect opportunity to defect and seek re-election on new parties.
A number of leaders hinted at using former Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Mwangi Kiunjuri’s The Service Party.
“I support the CJ because we have been mistreated in our Jubilee Party. If Parliament is dissolved, I will not defend my seat using it, and I am not alone in this... ODM is revamping, but they are helping wreck Jubilee as they build theirs. Let Parliament be dissolved but I cannot guarantee that Jubilee will remain the majority party if we go for re-election,” Jubilee party deputy Secretary General Caleb Kositany declared.
On his part, Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei noted that they do not fear elections.
“Some of us do not fear elections, we will be voted in by those who trusted us with these seats. If Parliament has to be dissolved, let it be from the President to MCAs so we institute a hustler government. Jubilee, which has been stifling democracy, will be forgotten,” he said.
His point of view was echoed by Kimilili MP Didmus Baraza who urged the president to dissolve Parliament to allow them walk out of the party.
President Kenyatta’s verdict on dissolution of Parliament
The President has until October 12, to issue a verdict on the dissolution of Parliament following an advisory by CJ Maraga.