Members of Parliament allied to Deputy President William Ruto have come out to strongly deny reports that there was an alleged plan to overthrow Jubilee Party leaders after they held a closed door meeting at the party headquarters today.
Led by Meru Senator Mithika Linturi, the legislators told the media that Jubilee is their party, dismissing claims of a coup.
“There was no coup. Unaweza aje fanya coup kwa nyumba yako, chama cha Jubilee ni chama chetu, hakuna mapinduzi, we have every reason to consult on matters affecting our nation,” Senator Linturi said.
More than 32 members of the National Assembly and the Senate were in attendance of the meeting where the media were locked out.
They said that the meeting was geared towards strengthening the house and formulating a path for the future and inhouse cleaning.
“Kenyans want to know what the party is planning, when will they be able to register with the party? Apart from the president and a few other seats, not party election has been held,” he added.
Vocal female legislator and Mp for Kandara Alice Wahome said the leaders had met with DP Ruto over lunch at the offices and reiterated that the Tanga Tanga members are still part of the Jubilee outfit.
On CJ advisory to dissolve parliament, Wahome said that Maraga’s letter to the president will form part of National Assembly’s agenda in the coming few weeks.
“The advisory by the Chief Justice will form part of the house agenda in the next 5 to 7 days, If the government depends on us for legislation and our mandate is in question, we need to work on it,” she added.
Earlier, there were reports that Ruto had muscled his way into the party premises with the aim of kicking out Pro-Uhuru party employees.