Deputy president and Ann Thumbi [photo: Kenya Today]
Nov, 26th 2020 – Two nominated Jubilee Party MCAs have been summoned to face disciplinary action for being disloyal. Ann Thumbi and Sylvia Museiya have been accused of disregarding the party position over various matters in the Assembly.
Among accusations they are facing is going against the party position on the 2020/2021 Budget and the Memorandum from the Governor on the Nairobi County Appropriation Bill, 2020. This is their support for Governor Mike Sonko’s move declining to sign a budget for the Nairobi Metropolitan Services.
They are also accused of undermining the leadership of the party at the County and national levels. The two have however dismissed the accusations claiming that they are being targeted due to their position on the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report and their support to the Deputy president.
Thumbi said, “It is interesting that out of an assembly of 122 members, only two of us are singled out for having opposed the NMS budget, never mind that members from other parties too did the same for strategic reasons. Again, out of a county assembly that has 66 Jubilee MCAs, only two of us, are being pursued.”
“The only possible reason why this is happening is because of the ongoing mobilization of signatures to impeach Governor Sonko, my stand on BBI and my support for the Deputy President,” she added.
Museiya said that she will honor the summons but also maintained that the action has to do with her stand against BBI.