Jubilee Party has allegedly received a petition filed by four party members seeking to oust Nominated MP Maina Kamanda for disrespecting his party leader.
According to paper documents making rounds on social media, the petition was filed on Friday by Godfrey Maina, John Wangai, Kevin Kiarie and Kanda Tililei.
The four wrote to Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju and copied the letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta, Deputy President William Ruto, Speaker of the National Assembly Justin Muturi and IEBC Wafula Chebukati.
The petitioners argue that the Nominated MP has on several instances defied the party leader and his deputy party leader openly hence the need to strap him his membership status at the Jubilee Party.
“On 18th September, Our party leader and deputy party leader endorsed McDonald Mariga as our Jubilee candidate for Kibra constituency by-election slated for November 7.
The following day on September 19, Maina Kamanda visited the former PM’s office at Capitol Hill and declared that he will support ODM candidate Bernard Imran Okoth,” reads one of the grounds under which the petitioners seek Kamanda ouster.
The petitioners also found Kamanda at fault for disrupting a church service in Murang’a County and in Nanyuki.
The petitioners argue that the Nominated MPs action was against Jubilee Party set standards hence calling for action.
“…all those actions amount to gross misconduct and hence punitive action should be taken,” demanded the petitioners.
According to the documents the, petitioners want Kamnda re-called in accordance with section 37 of Elections Act of 2011 that provides for the re-allocation of the special seat.
They have urged the party to give the slot t another person who will represent the special groups.
According to the documents shared on Social media, DP Ruto, Speaker Muturi, Jubilee Party and IEBC chairman have received and petition.
Jubilee Party has however not confirmed whether they have received the petition.
Kamanda move to support ODM candidate sparked uproar among Jubilee members with some scolding him for defying the president.
The Mp, however, defended himself saying he was there on a personal basis by virtue of the handshake.