By Kamadi Amata.
Jubilee Party has de-wiped Kiambu Senator Kimani Wamatangi as Majority Chief Whip in the Senate.
This was after he decamped to DP William Ruto’s UDA Party on Tuesday.
Senator Wamatangi’s public declaration of joining the UDA during a rally in Thika last weekend has been construed as his resignation from the ruling party, according to a letter from the Jubilee Party to the legislator dated Wednesday, March 16.
In a statement send to newsroom on Thursday, Jubilee made the resolution that Wamatangi would no longer hold the position after having resigned from the Jubilee party.
“That Hon. Senator Paul Kimani Wamatangi be deemed to have resigned from the membership of Jubilee Party in accordance with Article 5 of the Party Constitution. he had enjoyed by the virtue of being in the Jubilee Party,” the statement reads in part.The party has also invited the Senator to make his submissions by March 17 if he does not agree with the NMC’s resolutions.
“You are requested to make written representations to the Party through the undersigned by close of business on 17th march, 2022 in the event that you do not agree with the above cited resolutions of the NMC,” the statement added.
“By a copy of this letter, and in the event that the Party does not receive your representations by the stated deadline, necessitating a meeting of the NMC to be called for further consideration of the matter, the Hon. Speaker of the Senate is hereby notified for his record and further action.”
Speaking during an interview on Citizen TV on Thursday Morning, Wamatangi argued that UDA was the most popular party in his home county.
“I don’t have a problem with Jubilee, the people of Kiambu told me to move to UDA,” he said.
Wamatangi said he was ready for any disciplinary action against him by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
“I welcome disciplinary action if it comes. I am not one of the agenda. I do not behold any positions,” he said.
Wamatangi has in the meantime maintained that there was no chaos at Jubilee which made him ditch the party.