Jubilee leadership turns ugly in Bungoma as officials exchange bitter words


The ruling Jubilee party leadership is facing a lot of problems as leaders exchange bitter words in public.

Jubilee county Chairman John Waluke says he is still in charge and nothing stops him and accused those attacking him to stop it.
“Let those thinking that Jubilee is dead rethink their stands, Waluke is still in charge of the party that is doing well in this county,” he said.

Waluke who is the Sirisia Mp on Jubilee party dismissed rumours that he had abandoned the party and joined DP William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA).
Waluke was responding to claims by the county party organizing secretary Martin Wanyonyi who said that he had been picked to spearhead Jubilee as its County Chairman.
Wanyonyi stated that following the revelations that Waluke was now leading UDA party campaigns in Kabuchai by-elections, there was no vacuum in Jubilee party.
“Waluke has officially joined UDA, I have taken the mandate to lead Jubilee in the county, I will rejuvenate the party to attract more members,” he said.
Wanyonyi who is also the chairman of the civil society members in the county pointed out that he won’t allow Jubilee party to die a natural death after it had been abandoned.
“Jubilee is a strong party and am asking our party leader President Uhuru Kenyatta and our Secretary General Raphael Tuju to hand me all the powers to lead the party in the county,” he asked.
Wanyonyi stated that he won’t allow leaders who have moved out to continue serving two masters in both Jubilee and UDA.
“Let them continue running UDA affairs and leave Jubilee to me and other like minded members, we will make it a more appealing party,” he said.
At the same time, Wanyonyi asked the resigned UNCTAD Secretary General Mukhisa Kituyi who has announced to run for presidency in 2022 to use Jubilee as his only vehicle.
“Let Kituyi run for presidency on Jubilee party, it has all the structures in place and it has spread its tentacles across the country unlike the new party which needs to be sold,” he said.
Wanyonyi emphasized that he will run the party by opening offices all over the county after taking it officially.
However, Juma Sikuta, the Jubilee Secretary general in Bungoma county dismissed the self proclaimed Chairman Martin Wanyonyi as a green horn in matters politics.
“Waluke has never abandoned Jubilee party, he still pays rent for our office in Bungoma town, he has successfully run the party and united all members, nothing like a coup in the party,” said Sikuta.
But while campaigning for a Kabuchai constituency by-election  UDA candidate Evans Kakai on Thursday, Waluke confirmed that he was indeed the county UDA Chairman in the county and during the campaigns.
“Am the UDA party chairman in Bungoma county once we leave Jubilee and I will ensure Kakai wins in Kabuchai, UDA is a strong party,”. said Waluke. 


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