Things yesterday spun out of control as an infuriated Uasin Gishu County Women Representative Gladys Boss Shollei threw caution to the wind and decided to expose unknown details of how Jennifer Shamalla was able to get nominated as Jubilee party member of parliament.
They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, and yesterday, for some reason, Shollei was undoubtedly scorned, perhaps because she figured that some of the statements Shamalla was issuing were disrespectful to the deputy president. This made her to put her learned friend, Barrister Shamalla on the spot in a tense, and impassioned exchange.
The chaotic face-off between the two took place yesterday night on Citizen TV’s weekly night show Jeff Koinange Live, hosted by veteran journalist Jeff Koinange.
Following the latest move by Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju to terminate Jubilee’s working arrangement with PDR, which is currently known as UDA, and is considered Ruto’s brainchild, Jeff Koinange decided to ask Shollei her thoughts on the entire issue.
Shollei, while explaining why and how UDA began working with Jubilee, suddenly revealed that despite the disrespect that Shamalla was showing the Deputy President, he was, as a matter of fact, the one who nominated her.
Shamalla shot back saying Ruto didn’t nominate her and didn’t have the power to do so. She said it was the Jubilee party leadership organ as a whole that nominated her.
This was where Shollei decided to publicise internal party intrigues, asking her to deny that Murkomen called her, and informed her that the DP had recommended her name to the president. A shell shocked Shamalla tried to give her own account of events as she believed happened, but Shollei stuck to her guns.
She maintained that Shamalla was recommended to the president by the DP, and Elgeyo Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen even called her to notify her of this.