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‘There was no coup, Jubilee is our party too!’

Ruto-allied legislators have issued a statement shortly after leaving a closed-door meeting at the Jubilee Headquarters in Pangani.

Thirty-two members of the National Assembly and the Senate attended the Thursday afternoon meeting.

Led by Meru Senator Mithika Linturi, the Ruto camp dismissed claims that they has staged a coup, saying Jubilee is also their party.

“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.

He told the media that the politicians had gone to the Jubilee offices to seek answers on behalf of the Kenyan electorate.

“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.

Kandara MP Alice Wahome who was also in attendance said the leaders had met with DP Ruto over lunch at the offices.

While reiterating that the Ruto-wing is still part of the Jubilee outfit, Wahome said those in opposition will not be taking blame for the government’s failure.

On dissolution of parliament, Wahome said that the advisory from the Chief Justice will form part of National Assembly’s agenda in the coming week.

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.


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