Mumias East Mp Benjamin Washiali

Five members of parliament from Kakamega County have maintained their allegiance to Jubilee Party amid an ultimatum from Amani leader Musalia Mudavadi.

They said it was Mudavadi who negotiated for Jubilee to work with UDF, and warned him against soiling their names in his rallies.

Led by Mumias East MP Benjamin Washiali, the group said the Amani leader had no right to remove them from government.

“[Mudavadi] took us into a new marriage with Jubilee and we are comfortable. He should not ask us to change our nuptials to seek a new spouse,” said Washiali.

“Why is he opposed to our working with Jubilee when he is working with Cord?”

According to the leaders, the ultimatum given by Musalia was an insult to the MPs and the electorate.

Washiali further accused Mudavadi of siding with CORD to remain relevant.

“He has failed to stand alone and sell his name. That is why he is confusedly siding with Cord in his effort to remain relevant,” he said.

The legislator noted he supported Mudavadi’s bid for the presidency in 2013 and helped him garner votes from his constituency.

“I got 18,000 votes while Mudavadi got 8,000. Were it not for my efforts, he would not have received those votes from my constituency,” he said.

“Mudavadi should be explaining to the people who voted for him why he led us to Jubilee and left us there.”

Washiali was with MPs Bernard Shinali (Ikolomani), Emmanuel Wangwe (Navakholo), Ayub Savula (Lugari) and Malulu Injendi (Malava).