By Whispers Correspondent
Fraudsters are behind the proposed change of Jubilee Party officials, Deputy President William Ruto has said.
Ruto, who is also the Deputy Party leader says that he has already notified the registrar of political parties of the ‘fraud’, and the matter is being handled.
“As Kenyans are focused on the Covid-19 pandemic,some shadowy characters are attempting to FRAUDULENTLY institute ILLEGAL changes in officials of Jubilee party. As deputy leader I have alerted the registrar of the fraud. Party members should know that the matter is being handled,” tweeted Ruto.
DP Ruto accompanied his protest through official letter to the Registrar of Political Parties.
The party wanted to change the National Management Committee, according to a Gazette Notice dated April 6 from the registrar of political parties.
In the morning, it emerged that the Jubilee Party has already forwarded five names to replace holders of the positions. The party intends to replace Fatuma Shukri, Pamela Mutua and Veronica Maina with Lucy Nyawira Macharia, Prof Marete Marangu, Walter Nyambati, Jane Nampaso and James Waweru.
In the gazette notice, the Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu called on any member who wishes to challenge the process to do so within seven days.
“Any person with written submissions concerning the intended change by the political party shall within seven (7) days from the date herein, deposit them with the Registrar of Political Parties, ” the notice reads in part.
Some of the roles of the National Management Committee include acting on behalf of the NEC on urgent matters where their opinion the NEC cannot be sufficiently convened to undertake such urgent decisions; Convening short notice executive meetings to execute the mandate of NEC; Setting the agenda of the NEC; Overseeing the management and supervision of party affairs and the Secretariat on behalf of NEC and approving the budgetary plans on behalf of NEC.
Senate Majority Leader has also written to the registrar of political parties, terming the proposed changes as fraud.
“I have never been invited to any meeting to discuss and or consider anything let alone removal, resignation and or replacement of any officials of the party or the members of NMC or of any organs of the party,” wrote Murkomen.
Other leaders who protested include Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika and Soy MP Caleb Kositany.