The Roots Party is staring at a potential split following a bitter clash between its leader Prof. George Wajackoyah and his deputy, Justina Wamae.
Justina Wambui Wamae has hit back at her boss in the Roots Party, Professor George Luchiri Wajackoyah over a disciplinary action summon extended to her for allegedly berating the party and accusing the party leader for siding with Azimio One Kenya coalition presidential candidate Raila Odinga.
Speaking on Monday during the local radio station in Mt Kenya, Mrs Wamae termed Wajackoyah’s summon as a petty act that can’t move her attention. However, she revealed that Roots Party Leader Wajackoyah failed to fulfill the allegiances he made of reinstating her accommodations and gifting her a car.
“I will not respond to pettiness. But on the NON-EXISTENT accommodations and car you imagined you assisted me with, you can withdraw in your dreams. It is your party, do what you deem fit. I will soldier on” said Justina Wambui Wamae.
Roots Party had summoned Wamae to appear before the party disciplinary committee on 26th August, 2022 for discrediting the party and associating the party boss with the rival counterpart Raila Odinga in the just concluded general election.
“We have been instructed by The Roots party leader Professor George Luchiri Wajackoyah (herein referred as the party leader) with respect to your position as the running mate in the just concluded general election, your utterances both in the mainstream media and social media” read the letter from the party spokesperson.
This emerges after the duo failed to secure the country’s apex seat as they garnered 61,696 votes that reflected 0.44 per of the total votes cast.
The Agano Party’s David Waihiga Mwaure on the other hand came fourth as he only tapped 31,674 votes in his vote hunting basket, representing 0.2 per cent of the total votes cast.
United Democratic Alliance (UDA) aspirant William Ruto earned 7,176,141 votes, representing 50.49 per cent of the total votes cast. The electoral commission chair Wafula Chebukati declared William Ruto and Rigathi Gachagua as president and deputy president elect respectively.
Azimio – One Kenya party candidate Raila Odinga commanded 6,942,930 votes reflecting 48.89 per cent of the total votes cast.