Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen has opined that the Jubilee Party Constitution recognizes Deputy President William Ruto as the deputy party leader, and as such, he cannot be expelled easily.
In a tweet on Friday, Murkomen noted that the only way Ruto can be removed from the seat is through Jubilee conducting national elections, or amending the constitution.
“Jubilee Constitution provides in Art.33 that Deputy President of Kenya HE. WS Ruto is the Deputy Party Leader of Jubilee. No person, organ can change that unless the Constitution is amended or Conduct National Elections. Treat Tuju’s lamentations just like a donkey breaking wind!” he tweeted.
Ruto facing expulsion from Jubilee
Murkomen made the remark on Friday after Jubilee Party SecretaryGeneral Raphael Tuju announced that the party has recommended the removal of Ruto as its deputy party leader.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Tuju said the decision had been arrived at by the party’s National Management Committee (NMC).
"The NMC has recommended to the NEC that the Deputy President ceases to be the Deputy Party Leader after he opened the so-called Jubilee Asili Centre that is reserved for him and his allies until such a time that the matter is discussed by the NEC," he stated.