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More Trouble For Uhuru, Raila As Uhuru's Central Kenya MPs Oppose Their Plans

A section of Jubilee MPs from Central Kenya is now demanding a total overhaul of the ruling Jubilee party's top leadership.

The MPs and MCAs from Central Kenya who spoke after a brainstorming meeting on Wednesday 18th August, said they have embarked on a clean up of the Jubilee House, a process that will culminate in far-reaching changes at the party's top leadership.

The top Jubilee party leaders and politicians who attended included Jude Njomo of Kiambu Town, Kanini Kega of Kieni, Sabina Chege who is the women rep for Murang'a county, Ruth Mwaniki of Kangema, Mary wa Wamaua of Maragwa.

Other leaders in the meeting included Gichuki Mugambi of Othaya and Ngunjiri Wambugu of Nyeri Town, who is the founder of kieleweke faction of the party that supports Uhuru Kenyatta, Simon King'ara of Ruiru and Kabinga Wavayo of Mwea.

The lawmakers are said to have agreed that they start the purge at the grassroots where they will replace ineffective party leadership before escalating it to the national office.

Sources close to the meeting has revealed that the leaders agreed to kick out the party leadership at national level, starting with Jubilee party vice chairman David Murathe and Secretary general Raphael Tuju.

It is revealed that the leaders unanimously agreed to oppose any plans to form a Jubilee - ODM merger as was announced by Raphael Tuju on Tuesday 17th August.

While speaking after the meeting, Kieni MP Kanini said they will do everything to ensure that they get rid of leaders responsible for the poor performance of the party.

"There are nine ways off a skinning a cat. You can start from the bottom or the top but this time around the cat will be finally skinned," Kiambu town MP Jude Njomo said.

In addition, the Kiambu Town MP said the ruling party clean up will start from the grassroots to weed out those who have betrayed the cause.

The leaders agreed and said the party clean up exercise will end by August 30.

"After that, we will now ask the party Jubilee party leader Ptesident Uhuru Kenyatta to convene the National Delegates Council meeting where the delegates will be given a chance to decide what to do with the party's top leadership," Kiambu town MP's part of statement Njomo read.

The meeting comes a day after Jubilee party secretary general announced the merger between ODM and the ruling party.

The MPs are said to have met to discuss the planned merger, which is pioneered by Raphael Tuju and David Murathe.

After a narrow defeat in Kiambu constituency parliamentary by election by DP Ruto's UDA party, Kieni member of parliament Kanini Kega said they will not rest until Raphael Tuju and David Murathe are kicked out of the party.

Nyeri town MP also dismissed the plans by Murathe and Tuju to form a merger with Raila Odinga's ODM party, saying the move would jeopardize political careers of some Jubilee party MPs in Mt. Kenya region.

Some Jubilee MPs said Raila Odinga is not a friend of Mt. Kenya residents and any plans to associate Jubilee party with him will kill political careers of Mt. Kenya politicians who are associated with Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee party.

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