A number of leaders linked to Deputy President William Ruto are today, April 15, set to go to the offices of the registrar of political parties in Nairobi.
According to former State House Digital Strategist and Tanga Tanga blogger Dennis Itumbi, the leaders will seek an audience with the registrar Anne Nderitu over the controversy surrounding changes in the Jubilee Party’s National Management Committee (NMC).
The Registrar of Political Parties, through a Gazette Notice dated April 6, announced Jubilee’s intention to change members of the NMC, who would be replaced by; Lucy Prof Marete Marangu, Jane Nampaso, Nyawira Macharia James Waweru, and Walter Nyambati.
The Tanga Tanga leaders are protesting the move which was reportedly sanctioned by the party’s secretary-general Raphael Tuju arguing that is was done fraudulently and illegally.
DP Ruto, over the weekend, lamented the move saying that it was influenced by political rejects and outsiders with an ulterior motive of destroying the ruling party.
“This is the works of political rejects, conmen, fraudsters whose party allegiance is already elsewhere. They should give us a break and leave the Jubilee Party alone,” he tweeted on Sunday.
Ruto, however, defended President Uhuru Kenyatta, saying he had nothing to do with the illegalities and the wrangles.
“The President and party leader of the Jubilee Party did not and cannot be party to any fraudulent and illegal changes to officials of our party,” he said.