Jubilee MPs hold secret meeting to plot exit
26 February 2016, 08:07
Nairobi - Jubilee friendly MPs from western Kenya are looking for a way out of the coalition, it has emerged.
The MPs, drawn from the New Ford Kenya Party, the United Democratic Front UDF and other independents are looking to jump ship following the myriad of issues that have recently faced the ruling coalition.
The Coalition is facing serious rebellion in the Rift Valley and Central Kenya thanks to its poor development record in recent times and it has emerged that those from western Kenya are also in the same category.
According to sources, the MPs met at a Nairobi Hotel on Wednesday evening to discuss their strategy following open rebellion and rebuke by other members.
The agenda of the meeting was to seek a way out of the deal which will see Jubilee partners dissolve to form one party; the Jubilee Party.
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" They met and are seriously looking to pull out of the Jubilee deal because they are unsure of their futures once they sign up for the new party," the source stated.
" The rebellion against the party and its leadership is unsettling. No one wants to sign up for a failing party," the source added.
Former Kwanza MP Noah Wekesa though, who is a part of the Committee formed to form the Jubilee Party however says that there is no planned rebellion.
" That is false," he said. " We are still on track. Nothing has changed at all," he added.
All eyes are on the Kericho Senate by election, where Jubilee will be hoping to prove the doubters wrong by delivering victory against the KANU led rebellion.
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