Editor's Review

  • The leaders claim that Tuju is misusing his powers to tame the MCAs. 
  • They believe the summoning is meant to ensure the BBI passes by all means. 

Following the summoning of Jubilee nominated MCAs by party Secretary General Raphael Tuju, a section of DP Wiliam Ruto allies are now taking action. 

Last week, Tuju summoned various MCAs from Nyandarua and Baringo counties to explain allegations of gross misconduct. 

 However, allies of DP Ruto view the move as intimidation to pass the BBI bill that is currently under county assemblies. 

Led by Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen, the leaders have warned Tuju against disciplining ward representatives who oppose the Constitutional Amendment Bill before them.

Speaking over the weekend, Murkomen noted that they are planning to seek the court's address in stopping Tuju. 

"We have filed those letters summoning the MCAs so that we use them in court. We are going to tell the judges that the proponents of BBI want it to pass by force and intimidation," he said.

Murkomen added that President Uhuru should stop focusing on BBI and work to safeguard his legacy. He called out President Uhuru for speaking in anger and asking Kenyans not to vote for certain leaders. 

"Kenyans are free to elect who becomes the next president, and the sitting president has no powers at all to vet who succeeds him," Murkomen said.

He wondered why Uhuru was now "campaigning and speaking in anger" as he approached retirement, yet former President Mwai Kibaki did not endorse anyone. 

"If you a see a president who is almost retiring but talking and fighting those following him in such a tone, then you know there is a big problem in this country. Where does he get the legitimacy to attack?" Murkomen asked.

His sentiments come as President Uhuru called on Ruto to resign for what he termed as doublespeak.