17 Nominated Uasin Gishu Members of County Assembly (MCAs) have been summoned by Jubilee Party leadership a few days before they vote on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill.
The MCAs were summoned by Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju and are already in Nairobi.
Sources privy to the summon noted that the BBI vote is among the agendas to be discussed.
Uasin Gishu is among the county assemblies expected to vote against the BBI Bill considering that it is the home county of Deputy President William Ruto; a critic of the Bill.
The assembly has 48 members with most pledging their allegiance to DP Ruto.
In view of the above, many believe that the 17 Nominated MCAs have been summoned to be given the party position before voting, as they owe their seat to the Jubilee Party, and as such, they can be expelled if they go against the party position.
“This is to invite you to a Jubilee Party Uasin Gishu nominated members meeting at the party headquarters Nairobi on Friday 19th February 2021 at 12pm. Your attendance is essential,” Tuju’s letter read in part.
Reacting to the summoning of his colleagues, Uasin Gishu County Assembly Chief Whip Gilbert Tenai noted that Tuju should stop intimidating members.