Jubilee Party Secretary General has written to James Murang’o, the Majority leader in the Kirinyaga county assembly informing him of his firing from the position with immediate effect.
Kirinyaga county assembly has brought forward a motion to impeach Governor Anne Waiguru, who among other charges, they allege conflict of interest and corruption.
Now in his letter, Raphael Tuju alleges that James Murang’o refused to allow internal party solutions to address the allegations that had been brought forward.
Tuju says that after a prior meeting with James, only bursaries and women projects were found to have needed a further meeting, the rest of the issues raised in the assembly charge sheet were ‘personal’ and did not meet the impeachment threshold.
Tuju was to convene a meeting with Waiguru and some members of the assembly to resolve the issues raised, but the assembly chose to move ahead with the impeachment process.
An angry Tuju says that the impeachment was a misconceived political fight that would distract attention from the coornavirus pandemic sweeping across the world.
James Murang’o is thus fired as the Jubilee majority leader in the assembly with immediate effect as ‘he has failed to represent government business’.
Tuju did not announce his replacement and stated that although James can appeal the Party’s decision, his sacking is immediate.