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Despite being an Azimio member party, the Uhuru Kenyatta-led political outfit said it wouldn't heed Raila's call.

The Jubilee Party has vowed not to participate in the mass action called for by Azimio leader Raila Odinga.

The former prime minister announced planned rallies in solidarity with the four Independent Electoral and Boundaries (IEBC) commissioners who President William Ruto suspended on Friday, December 2.

Protesting Ruto's move, Raila claimed the president was holding hostage the electoral agency to his advantage ahead of the 2027 General Election.

He, therefore, announced that Azimio would hold protest rallies in the near future to stand in solidarity with the embattled commissioners.

Raila Odinga had called for protest rallies in solidarity with the suspended IEBC commissioners. Photo: Twitter.

However, despite being an Azimio member party, Jubilee has vowed not to heed Raila's call for mass action.

The outfit's secretary-general Jeremiah Kioni said the party was keen on keeping the Kenya Kwanza government in check at the expense of political rallies.

"We will focus on our agenda. The party will rally behind the current administration, and when the need arises, it will criticise the government where it blunders," said Kioni.

Kioni however insisted that Jubilee is still a member of the Raila-led coalition.

Ruto suspended the embattled IEBC quartet on Friday, December 2, and immediately formed a tribunal to probe them.

The suspension now means that they will still earn half of their monthly salary until the results of the probe are out.

Ruto appointed Court of Appeal Judge Aggrey Muchelule to chair the five-member tribunal set to probe the four embattled IEBC Commissioners.

The four are IEBC vice Chair Juliana Cherera, Commissioners Justus Nyangaya, Irene Masit, and Francis Wanderi.

They dissented from the commission's declaration of the presidential results in which Ruto was announced the winner.