High Court advocate Martin Oloo has advised politicians to be careful when defecting from their parties.
Oloo's advice comes at a time when the internal rebellion in political parties has been on the rise.
Member of Parliament of Malindi Aisha Jumwa is one of the legislators who have been accused of going against the party directives to support Deputy President William Ruto yet she is an Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party, member.
Jumwa who was co-accused with Msambweni Member of Parliament of fueling DP Ruto's agenda in the coastal region were asked to offer apologies which the latter did.
According to Mr Oloo, MPs should be extra cautious whenever they want to defect from their parties as the defection may put their credibility as leaders on the line.
He pointed out that legislators should be rebellious against their parties for a good reason.
“This country has its owners and some rebels don’t know that. Political decisions are not made through chest-thumping especially when you know you are not a self-made politician. Be a rebel with a cause, not for the sake of it,” Oloo stated.
A section of leaders from the Mount Kenya region recently defected from Jubilee party to form a new party dubbed The Service party.