Hours after being ejected from his Jubilee party Deputy Secretary-general seat and calmly taking the party position promising never to challenge it, Soi legislator Caleb Kositany has made an abrupt turn.
Speaking earlier today during an interview with the KTN, while terming it an illegal and unconstitutional affair, the legislator stated that the laid down procedure for removing a party official was not followed.
“According to the Jubilee Party constitution, the National Management Committee does not have the authority to kick me out.
Following the development, the DP Ruto defacto spokesman is now going against his original decision to petition the decision not to remain in the ruling outfit but for the due process.
“In that, I will petition, not because I want to remain in Jubilee but to demand the right procedure.”
He continued that until it’s done properly, then he remains the party Deputy Secretary general.
“They cannot remove me. I am an elected MP and not nominated. If they failed to kick away those who were nominated, how could they eject me?” he posed.
This follows yesterday’s press statement by the party secretary-general Raphael Tuju to kick out the legislator as the party’s deputy secretary-general.
He was replaced by his Cherang’any counterpart Joshua Kutuny as the next Deputy secretary-general.
“Jubilee Party national Management Committee met today, 1st March 2021, at the Party Headquarters, and in the exercise of its mandate as provided for under article 7(2) of the Jubilee party constitution, removed Hon. Caleb Kositany from the Position of Deputy Secretary-General with immediate effect” said the statement.
During his afterthought, Kositany said that the party should be dealing with those who campaigned for its opponents like in the Kibra by-elections.
“If it is following the law, let them take action against those who campaigned for an ODM aspirant during the Kibra by-election…let them take action against President Uhuru Kenyatta who campaigned for ODM candidate in Msambweni by-election and even took a photo with him,” he said.