Jubilee MPs question DP Ruto ODM defections
24 July 2016, 10:31
Nairobi - Jubilee MPs have questioned the defections into the coalition from the opposition by the Deputy President William Ruto.
The MPs, mainly from Central Kenya are questioning the defections, especially with the fact that the new MPs might demand senior positions in the formation of the new Jubilee party.
The MPs, who are senior politicians in their respective regions are said to be causing jitters within the coalition as it is understood that they will earn good positions once they join.
They include politicians from western Kenya, Kisii and Coast.
According to an MP who asked not to be named, a sit down is needed to adress the pending issues.
" There are many pending issues. Prior to this, we had a few partner parties but some of the new politicians on the fold threaten the peace with their demands," the MP from Nyeri County told News24 on phone.
However, coalition merger leader Kiraitu Murungi, who is the Meru Senator brushed aside the allegations.
" Nothing of that sort will happen at all. We already have a party structure ready and those that will join will have to adhere to it," he said.
For example, New Ford Kenya are said to be demanding the Secretary General's position, a powerful post for a huge party.
That has brought disharmony among leaders who believe that the amount of votes which the NFK will bring are negligible.
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