Close associates of Kenya’s ruling party, Jubilee are now seeking to understand how the party is broke after spending 7 million shillings on tea and snacks monthly.

According to an audit report, the party has been operating on negative capital since June 2018.

“As at June 30, 2018, the current liabilities at Ksh133,558,229 exceeded the assets at Ksh 67,278,244 by Ksh 66,279,985 hence, the party was operating on negative capital,” reports the Auditor General.

Seeking answers, the party’s deputy Secretary General, Caleb Kositany wrote a letter to Raphael Tuju, the Secretary General seeking information on how the members’ monthly contributions were being utilized.

Caleb Kositany and DP Ruto at a previous publlic event. Photo, Courtesy

According to People Daily, Kositany particularly asked to see the financial records of the financial years 2016/2017, 2017/2018, 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 in his letter.

Kositany stated that his previous attempts seeking to access the documents had been ignored.

“Share all approved financial records, reports and all committee minutes for the years in question, certified bank statements for all Jubilee bank accounts for the same financial years, including all cash books,” the letter reads.

Raphael Tuju
File image of Jubilee Party’s Sec-Gen, Raphael Tuju

According to the Deputy Sec-Gen, the money which was spent on tea and snacks at the party’s head offices was just a cover-up scheme because it was embezzled to take more from the public.

Addressing the matter, Tuju acknowledged receipt of Koitany’s letter saying he will honor his request at their next National Executive Council meeting.