Deputy President Dr. William Samoei Ruto has failed to stop changes in Jubilee party that would see national management committee office bearers replaced. A report by the Standard on Friday, April 17, detailed that Nderitu approved the changes that were gazetted on Monday, April 6, in which Jubilee appointed a new National Management Committee (NMC).
A few days ago, in what seemed like a win for DP, after he heaped pressure on those he called “Fraudsters,” In the letter dated April 14, Nderitu asked the Jubilee party’s Secretary-General to send documents in the matter of the minutes which were not in the possession of the office as per the law.
“Reference is made to the above subject matter and a to a letter received on April 14, 2020, requesting for information and documentation regarding Jubilee party,
Upon review of this letter, it is noted that some of the requested records of the Jubilee Party are not in the custody of this office.
In line with Section 17 and 18 of the Political Parties Act, 2011, your party is notified to comprehensively provide these particulars for inspection,” the letter reads in part.
William Ruto and his allies accused the Jubilee administration of party fraud in the gazette notice which announced that four new officials including Lucy Nyawira Macharia, Marete Marangu, Walter Nyambati, James Nampaso and James Waweru would assume Jubilee party NMC office.
“The President and party leader of the Jubilee Party did not and cannot be a party to any fraudulent and illegal changes to officials of our party. This is the work of political rejects, conmen, fraudsters whose party allegiance is already elsewhere. They should give us a break and leave the Jubilee Party alone,” Ruto stated.
Jubilee party deputy SG Caleb Kositany wieghed in on the issue terming jubilee party “Not a Private property”
“We don’t favor anyone, but all we want is fairness. NEC has not had a meeting for three years. So we want to see the documents that gave the Registrar the legal backing. Jubilee is not private property. The issue is not even the process but the documents,” Jubilee deputy secretary-general Caleb Kositany stated.
However, on Friday, the registrar of political parties, Anne Nderitu, confirmed that the changes proposed within Jubilee were valid and constitutional.
“The intention to change the Jubilee Party’s nomination management committee followed the law. For us, we look at the documents and confirm if they have been signed by the relevant officials, and in this case that was done,” Nderitu approved.