Let Maina Njenga and Jubilee Party sort their own mess, Alai tells Azimio
Kileleshwa County Assembly (MCA) member Robert Alai has blasted the leadership of Azimio la Umoja – One Kenya Coalition for their involvement in the affairs of the troubled Jubilee Party.
Mr Alai, who was elected on an ODM ticket, ants the coalition to focus on its supporters instead of taking over Jubilee’s affairs.
The MCA has also taken issue with Azimio’s recent support for former Mungiki leader Maina Njenga.
“Azimio should stop defending Mungiki and Jubilee. If Jubilee leaders can’t manage their affairs, it shouldn’t be a burden on Azimio,” Alai tweeted.
He also asked Azimio to let retired President Uhuru Kenyatta sort out the mess in Jubilee Party.
“We need to focus on our supporters. The way we rush to defend and console the Mungiki leader but ignore our main support base is so bad in Azimio,” he said.
Azimio MCAs are the majority in the Nairobi City County Assembly with 67 members compared to 53 from the Kenya Kwanza side. There are 10 Jubilee Party MCAs elected in the county and three Independent MCAs.
Alai’s sentiments come a day after a chaotic scene in the National Assembly following a decision by the Speaker Moses Wetang’ula bar the removal of nominated MP Sabina as Deputy Minority Whip.
Following the ruling, seven MPs from the Azimio side including, Ms Chege, were suspended for disorderly conduct during the House sitting.
Azimio Minority Leader, Opiyo Wandayi, had written to the Speaker informing him of changes agreed to by the opposition side to replace Ms Chege with Embakasi West MP Mark Mwenje.
But the Speaker said his hands are tied by the court case in which the two Jubilee factions are seeking court intervention.