The Star (Kenya)

Party in sham­bles, we need to sort out mess

- EX­PERT COM­MENT CALEB KOSITANY Politics · Elections · Northern Mariana Islands · Jubilee Party of Kenya · Raphael Tuju

Ju­bilee Party is in a sorry state. Ju­bilee is not op­er­at­ing like a po­lit­i­cal party should at the mo­ment. In fact, we are not op­er­at­ing like a rul­ing party should.

We are in to­tal dis­ar­ray. And we blame it on our­selves, we can­not blame any­one else for the mess we are in.

It is upon us, as the party lead­er­ship, to put our house in or­der.

We hope that very soon the party will have a proper par­lia­men­tary group meet­ing to look at the is­sues be­set­ting it.

e meet­ing will be very crit­i­cal be­cause it will of­fer mem­bers an op­por­tu­nity to de­lib­er­ate on is­sues trou­bling us and agree on the best way to push our party for­ward.

I have heard sec­re­tary gen­eral Raphael Tuju im­ply that we, as Ju­bilee, are busy or­gan­is­ing our party.

Ac­tu­ally, I don’t know where we are do­ing it from. First of all, we have no ac­cess to the party head­quar­ters in Pan­gani.

e Ju­bilee of­fices have been bar­ri­caded as if they are an ar­moury or a mil­i­tary op­er­a­tion zone. We don’t know where Tuju says we are do­ing that from.

It is un­for­tu­nate that as the rul­ing party, Ju­bilee is in sham­bles and yet we are do­ing noth­ing to sal­vage the sit­u­a­tion.

How do you re­or­gan­ise the party with­out in­volv­ing the 174 mem­bers of Par­lia­ment, the 28 se­na­tors, the gov­er­nors and the more than 800 MCAS elected on the Ju­bilee ticket?

We re­ally need to look into our­selves as a party and agree if we need to move for­ward this way or sit down and re­or­gan­ise our party.

at is the rea­son why we opened the Ju­bilee Asili Cen­tre, we have nowhere to sit and dis­cuss party is­sues as mem­bers of Par­lia­ment.

e Ju­bilee head­quar­ters has been taken over.

e Ju­bilee House is about seven floors; the party op­er­ates on three floors while four floors are oc­cu­pied by peo­ple who are for­eign to Ju­bilee Party.

We don’t know who those peo­ple are yet Ju­bilee pays the rent for the en­tire build­ing.

e Ju­bilee deputy sec­re­tary gen­eral and Soy MP spoke to the Star.

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