Political leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto have spoken about their decision to reduce their monthly contribution to Jubilee Party.
The Clerk of the National Assembly Michael Sialai has stated that a number of Jubilee party politicians who had threatened to reduce their party funds from Ksh. 10,000 to Ksh. 500 have written letters to him directing him to continue channeling the full amount to the Jubilee Party.
“They rescinded their earlier decision. They told me in writing that Ksh10,000 should be channeled to Jubilee while another Ksh 10,000 to be channeled to the other kitty. They are quite a number. I can’t confirm the exact number,” Sialai said.
The tangatanga Members of Parliament are, however, still divided on the matter with some requesting for more time before they make such decisions.
“Our instructions were clear. He should reduce the Jubilee monthly contributions to Ksh 500 and deduct Ksh10,000 to UDA,” Kimilili MP Didmus Barasa stated.
Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju on his part stated that that he had not received any change on monthly contributions.
“Withdrawing your monthly contribution indicates that you are disinterested in the party and ready to leave or be expelled. This can cause one to lose their seats. I believe they were better advised by someone who directed them to continue remitting the money,” Tuju said.
This comes after nearly 100 MPs wrote to Sialai in February 2021, instructing him to stop their monthly deductions sent to Jubilee Party after the UDA Party was launched.
Ruto allies had claimed that they formed the Jubilee party but are being mistreated by corrupt and selfish individuals within the party.
“We are not beggars, we are the ones who formed the government, but it is being driven by corrupt and selfish individuals,” Kapseret MP Oscar Sudi wrote to Sialai.