APPOINTMENT

Susan Maina appointed Jubilee Party acting executive director

Maina replaces James Waweru who died on March 23 at Nairobi’s Karen Hospital while undergoing treatment.

In Summary

•The party communications in a statement on Wednesday evening said Maina assumes the position with immediate effect starting October 13 further notice. 

•Maina replaces  James Waweru who died on March 23 at Nairobi’s Karen Hospital while undergoing treatment.

Jubilee party headquaters in Pangani Nairobi
Jubilee party headquaters in Pangani Nairobi
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Susan Maina has been appointed Jubilee Party's acting executive director.

In a statement on Wednesday evening, the party said Maina assumes the position with immediate effect starting October 13 until further notice.

"This is to request all to accord her every cooperation and assistance," the statement read.

Wambui Gichuru has been serving in the position till Tuesday when she sent out termination letters to tens of officers, sparking a standoff.

A crisis has rocked Jubilee after the party moved to sack nearly 70 employees, with directors and senior managers among the casualties. 

There is speculation that Jubilee secretary general Raphael Tuju was kept in the dark about the purge, triggering confusion.

The affected staffers have threatened to sue the party if Tuju and Uhuru fail to act swiftly to reverse the decision that they termed a plot to forcefully take over the party.

“If these instructions are coming from the party leader, then we want to tell him that his people are not executing it properly,” former TNA executive director Joseph Mathai told the Star.

“And if it is not coming from his office, we need him to also understand that there are some crooks who are fashioning the party to their own projections.”

Mathai, a straight-shooting man, was among the affected directors.

Already, the outfit has been rocked by internal wrangles that have seen its members split down the middle, with those allied to deputy leader and Deputy President William Ruto following him to UDA