Jubilee Party denies use of public funds

By Eric Biegon

The Jubilee’s Party National Steering Committee has rubbished allegations that President Uhuru Kenyatta’s administration is using public monies to fund its National Delegates Convention set to begin on Thursday.

The committee instead maintains that Jubilee utilizes funds legally drawn from party allocations as well as those from supporters and its friends.

The committee says the ruling coalition will stage one of the greatest political events since independence.

The steering committee toured the soon to be launched Jubilee House, the building that will form the headquarters of the ruling party.

The group led by senator Kiraitu Murungi and his co-chair Noah Wekesa disclosed the extent of preparedness.  They laid bare the expected lineup of activities in the three day event.

The group made their case as 21 governors sought to enlist their endorsement for the resolution to be taken by the delegates. The undertaking came as aggrieved members of the New Ford-Kenya party failed to stop their party from dissolution.

The political parties’ disputes tribunal ruled that folding up of their party has complied with laid down procedures.

Meanwhile, a section of leaders allied to Jubilee undertook to invade the opposition ranks and ensure more defections to Jubilee before the next elections.

Stakeholders in the ruling coalition urged its leaders to install interim officials outside individuals seeking elective positions.