Soy Member of Parliament Caleb Kositany has revealed why he might decamp from the ruling party Jubilee ahead of 2022 general elections.
Kositany alleged that he might leave Jubilee before 2022 polls if it is not revamped and restored to its original form, where MPs were treated with modesty and given democratic space.
The Deputy President Dr William Ruto’s closest ally decried the Parliament’s failure to carry out its legislative and oversight role bestowed to it by the constitution.
The vocal lawmaker cited the flopped enactment of 2/3rd gender rule as one of the areas in which Parliament had proven ineffective and incompetent.
In his observation, the Parliament, both Senate and the National Assembly ought to be dissolved by President Uhuru Kenyatta, as advised by the Chief Justice David Maraga, and fresh elections done to give new MPs an opportunity to implement the 2/3rd gender rule and revitalize the reputation images of the two Houses.
He took issue with political parties in Kenya for mistreating its elected lawmakers instead of according them ‘respect’ and ‘dignity’. He claimed that he would not run on Jubilee ticket unless it changes the way it treats MPs.
“I am in support of dissolution of Parliament, Parliament has not been performing as it should & political parties are not treating MP’s with the decorum and respect. I shall not seek re-election under a Jubilee party ticket if Jubilee remains as is,” said Kositany on a Citizen TV Live interview on Monday morning.
This happens amidst the move by Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) to suspended Kilifi North MP Owen Bays for associating with the deputy president Dr William Ruto. Also, the happenings come after Amani National Congress (ANC) threatened to expel Kakamega senator Cleophas Malala over his allegiance to the former prime minister Raila Odinga.
Jubilee party has also been criticized for cutting its elected leaders who had dissenting voices to size.