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Wednesday, 02 Nov 2016 16:34 EAT
The top organ of former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka's Wiper Party, National Executive Committee (NEC), met today and formed a Disciplinary Committee to investigate the conduct of elected members who defected to Jubilee or declared allegiance to other political parties.
The NEC meeting at party headquarters, which was chaired by Mr Musyoka, named Nairobi lawyer Haroun Ndubi to be the chairman of the five-member Disciplinary Committee. Other members include Ms Lilian Omondi, Ms Mutheu Muna, Mr Abubakar Yusuf and Mr Jacob Mutula.
“The NEC met today and resolved a Disciplinary Committee be formed to investigate the conduct of members who have declared allegiance to political parties other than Wiper”, said part of the statement that was read to the press by party Secretary General and Mombasa Senator Hassan Omar.
Those to be summoned to appear before the disciplinary committee include Machakos Governor Dr Alfred Mutua, who has registered Chap Chap Movement into a political party which will rival Wiper by fielding its candidates. Others are MPs, John Munuve (Mwingi North), Joe Mutambu (Mwingi Central), Katemi Makenga (Kaiti), Regina Ndambuki (Kilome), Kisoi Munyao (Mbooni) and Robert Mutemi (Nominated). The MPs defected to Jubilee.
Former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) has already expelled 10 of its elected leaders who include a Governor, Members of Parliament and an MCA for showing allegiance to Jubilee. The Party has also notified the Registrar of Political Parties to have their seats declared vacant to facilitate a by-election.
Meanwhile, Wiper’s NEC meeting condemned in the strongest terms possible the Jubilee regime for perpetuating what it termed “endemic ills that threaten to plunge this country into the abyss of destruction”. “We have watched in dismay as Jubilee continues to abet blatant corruption and gross misrule, casting doubts on the ability of the President and his Deputy to govern this country with the required ethics and constitution”, said Senator Omar.
The Party declared “It is now time for Kenyans to say No to the gross abuse of our laws, National Resources and Institutions. We must reclaim our national pride. Kenya must get back its former glory”. He said Kenyans have watched as wanton theft of public funds has reached crisis levels, ‘even as Jubilee continues to sink Kenya deeper and deeper into debt’.