National Politics

Moses Kuria, Omanga and Mbarire on the chopping board as Jubilee seeks to tame errant members

Gatundu south MP Moses Kuria. Image/Courtesy

The National Management Committee (NMC) of the Jubilee Party  has endorsed the purge of three MPs for opposing the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) and supporting the ideals of other parties.

The National Management Committee yesterday directed the party’s disciplinary committee to begin the process that could lead to the expulsion of Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria, Nominated MP Cecily Mbarire and Nominated Senator Millicent Omanga.

During yesterday’s meeting at Jubilee party headquarters, the NMC noted that the Moses Kuria the Gatundu South MP has been espousing the ideals of the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP) in contravention of the Political Parties Act.

Jubilee vice chair David Murathe said they had zeroed in on Mr Kuria for supporting George Koimburi, a PEP candidate, for the Juja by-election yet Jubilee has a candidate. On the other hand, the party accuses Millicent Omanga and Cecily Mbarirw of voting against the BBI bill in parliament despite the party position that the bill should be passed by its legislators.

In regards to Kuria, Mr. Murathe said that “We have asked the Jubilee disciplinary committee to take up the matter and summon him to answer to the accusations. If he is culpable, we will remove him from the party through expulsion; we must retain discipline in our party,”

For their opposition to the Bill, Mbarire and Omanga will have a date with the Jubilee disciplinary committee.

This will not be the first time Omanga is facing the committee. Last year, she was among five other nominated senators who were accused of openly defying their party leader during the Senate leadership purge. The others were Mary Seneta, Falhada Iman, Naomi Waqo, Alice Milgo and Isaac Mwaura.

The 5 were however saved by the political parties dispute tribunal saved them but it seems for Omanga the battle to have him out of the senate is still on.