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Murathe threatens to expel Sakaja, Murkomen from Jubilee party

Jubilee Vice -Chairman David Murathe on Monday, August 3 warned three Jubilee Senators who defied the party position on the controversial Commission for Revenue Allocation (CRA) proposal and shot it down.

According to a report by The Standard, Murathe said party machinery will be deployed to deal with Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen and Lamu Senator Anwar Loitiptip.

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Murathe insisted that disciplinary action will be taken against the three specifically for conspiring with fellow senators to sink the Senate Finance and Budgets Committee report.

“We are not yet done, we will deal with the senators for going against the party position. They will have themselves to blame for their parochial decisions,” said Murathe. “We will kick them out of the party. Read our party constitution, it gives room to deal with them.”

Murathe said the three senators acted defiantly and maliciously against the formula opposed to other Jubilee senators.

“How would you explain why the three went against the formula yet their counties had benefited? It is cheap politics and we will let them out so that they can go politic freely,” he added.

Sakaja and Murkomen led a group of seven senators from the counties that were gaining in the formula arrangement to oppose the vote.

The seven senators claimed they were doing so in solidarity with the counties that were losing.

“I challenge State House to apply the formula they are pushing in the Senate to distribute the national government budget for the next two years.

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“If they do so the marginalised areas will start feeling the impact of the national government,” Murkomen tweeted after opposing the formula.

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