Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju has rubbished recent claims that the party leadership is plotting to de-whip members from Mt Kenya region allied to Deputy President William Ruto.
This follows recent claims that the politicians under the Tangatanga group are set to be removed from their parliamentary committee seats, as a way of punishing and taming them.
However, speaking to the Nation on Wednesday, Tuju rubbished the claims, saying that the set Jubilee induction meetings have nothing to do with the same.
The former Rarieda MP said that the meetings will be used to remind the Jubilee leaders of their roles at a time when most seem absorbed into the 2022 general polls affair.
“Those are just daily politics. The only meeting we are conducting is for highlighting their duties and obligations and for them to know what could see them de-whipped, but you can’t take action on members who don’t know whether what they are doing is right or wrong," he said.
His remarks were echoed by National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale who said that party members have the right to associate themselves with whichever bloc.
The Garissa Town MP said that the divergence of views being witnessed in the party is proof of the democracy that exists within the party, and which members cannot be punished for.
"The Jubilee family is united and all legislative proposals from the Jubilee administration have been passed. Whatever MPs do and say over the weekend is part of democracy they enjoy through our party, hence what is important to me is seamless flow of the government agenda in the House and no need for whipping any of our members," said Duale.
The group which includes the likes of Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu and Kikuyu MP Kimani Ichungwa has continued to engage in politicking despite Uhuru's warnings.
Speaking last week, a group of anti-Ruto leaders under the same region predicted stern punishments for the group, with Gatanga MP Nduati Ngugi saying that they will be de-whiped.