I will not comply with Roots Party summon, says Justina Wamae

Roots Party leader George Wajackoyah with his running mate Justina Wamae during their manifesto launch at the KICC on June 30, 2022. [Samson Wire, Standard]

Roots Party of Kenya running mate Justina Wamae says she will not honour a disciplinary hearing slated for Friday, August 26, 2022.

Responding to the summon issued by the party on Monday that alleged she, among others, misrepresented the party, Wamae rubbished the accusations as petty.

“On the non-existent accommodation 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,” she posted on her Twitter handle.

According to Roots Party’s Legal director Washika Wachira, Wamae repeatedly misrepresented the party positions and disregarded the party’s constitution and communication guidelines.

Wachira also faulted Wamae for allegedly disassociating herself from the party and associating herself with opponents, and advocating for their ideologies.

“You have further made utterances that cannot be substantiated and which are against the party’s manifesto and purported to be the party’s spokesperson and on several occasions been quoted by the media,” read the statement in part.

Roots party presidential running mate Justina Wamae. [Jonah Onyango, Standard]

A hard-hitting summon that came days after she congratulated the president-elect William Ruto weeks after indicating that she would choose a landing point should things fall apart.

‘‘Deputy President respectively and I pray that our wonderful peaceful people of Kenya will accept the verdict. Congratulations H.E Ruto and H.E Rigathi on your victory. As the representative of the Kenyan youth I will support in any way I can to achieve a financially secure Kenya,’’ stated Wamae.