• Sunday, 23 June 2024
Sabina Chege and Kanini Kega are absent as Uhuru hosts the Jubilee NDC.

Sabina Chege and Kanini Kega are absent as Uhuru hosts the Jubilee NDC.

The Jubilee Party has taken decisive action to expel several party rebels, including nominated MP Sabina Chege, Eala legislator Kanini Kega, and Nelson Dzuya, in order to re-establish party discipline and strengthen its ranks.

During the party's National Delegates Conference on Monday, former MPs Jimi Angwenyi, Naomi Shabban, Joshua Kutuny, Mutava Musyimi, and Rachel Nyamai faced expulsion as well.

As former President Uhuru Kenyatta hosted the NDC at the Ngong Race Course in Nairobi, these were among the major changes made in the former ruling party.

Mr Kenyatta was accompanied by party officials including Secretary-General Jeremiah Kioni and David Murathe (vice chairman).

Party leaders expressed their concerns about these individuals' continued defiance, which has caused internal divisions and hampered the party's ability to effectively pursue its goals.

Jubilee announced several significant changes within its ranks to fill the leadership void left by the expulsions.

Mr Dzuya was replaced as National Chairman by former Permanent Secretary Saitoti Torome. Torome, known for his extensive public service experience, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his new position.

Mr Kutuny was replaced as deputy secretary-general by Yasin Noor, a respected party member. Noor's dedication and commitment to the party make him an ideal candidate for guiding the Jubilee Party toward unity and progress.

Jamleck Kamau was appointed national director of elections, succeeding Mr Kega in a move aimed at strengthening the party's electoral strategy. Mr. Kamau's background in grassroots organization and political strategy is expected to boost the party's effectiveness in the upcoming elections.

 

Recognizing the significance of grassroots mobilization, the Jubilee Party named prominent blogger Pauline Njoroge as its new deputy organizing secretary. Ms Njoroge's digital clout and organizational abilities are expected to bring new perspectives to party operations.

Maison Leshoomo, a seasoned politician and advocate for women's rights, was named national Cchair of the Women's League, emphasizing the party's commitment to gender equality and inclusivity.

The Jubilee Party's leadership is confident that these leadership changes will help the party regain unity, discipline, and focus.

In the midst of internal conflicts over leadership, there were expectations of a purge targeting rebellious members during the meeting, which had caused controversy in recent weeks.

The NDC provided the former President with an opportunity to assert his control within the party amidst attacks from Ms Chege and a faction led by Mr Kega.

The two individuals joined forces with a group of Jubilee-elected legislators in an attempt to remove Mr Kenyatta from party leadership, along with Mr Kioni, Mr Murathe, and National Treasurer Kagwe Gichohi.

The rebels had designated Ms Chege as the new party leader, replacing Mr Kenyatta, and Mr Kega as the new secretary-general, replacing Mr Kioni.

However, Mr Kioni, who is aligned with the former President, asserted that they remained the party's legitimate officials.

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