Speaker Wetangula Sued by Azimio for Favoring Sabina Chege

Speaker Wetangula Sued by Azimio for Favoring Sabina Chege

Speaker Wetangula Sued by Azimio for Favoring Sabina Chege

The Azimio coalition has sued Speaker Moses Wetangula of the National  Assembly for acknowledging and favoring nominated Member of Parliament  Sabina Chege as the Whip of the Jubilee Party. Azimio requests that Jubilee Party be acknowledged as a continuing component of  the opposition coalition in the lawsuit, which was launched by former Kakamega  Governor Wycliffe Oparanya.

As a result, Raila Odinga’s Azimio urges the Speaker of the National Assembly to  forgo recognizing Jubilee as a political party. This would amount to undermining coalition agreements between political parties,  according to the opposition coalition.

In the complaint, Azimio noted that the internal disputes within Jubilee that gave rise to a breakaway faction headed by Sabina Chege may be resolved by a National Delegates Conference. Azimio criticized Wetangula for what they saw as favoring the breakaway faction, which has agreed to collaborate with the Kenya Kwanza coalition led by President William Ruto, despite the fact that no NDC was held to resolve the internal disputes.

“I have been further advised that the Speaker’s decision (to recognise Jubilee as a Parliamentary Party) is a personal decision, unconstitutional, with ill motives and intended to cause splitting up in the coalition,” the petition began.”The Speaker acted contrary to the Constitution by declaring that Jubilee Party is a parliamentary party yet it is still part of the Petitioners coalition.”

On October 25, Wetangula approved Chege’s removal from his position as Deputy Minority Whip of the National Assembly and approved Jubilee’s recognition as a Parliamentary Party. Speaker Wetangula decided at the time that Jubilee had fulfilled the requirements to be recognized as a political party in parliament.

At that time, the former senator from Bungoma said that she would become the Whip of the former ruling party, even though Chege was being replaced as Deputy Minority Whip by Mark Mwenje, the MP from Embakasi West. “I went from serving as a coalition’s deputy minority whip to leading the Jubilee Parliamentary Group. Chege said, “To God be the Glory,” after the shifts in leadership.

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