Justina Wamae officially resigns from Roots Party

Justina Wamae officially resigns from Roots Party

Justina Wamae during the deputy presidential debate ahead of the August 2022 General Election. PHOTO | COURTESY

  • Justina, in a letter addressed to the party's Secretary General, said she was rescinding her membership to the Prof. George Wajackoyah-led party.
  • She stated that her role as Wajackoyah’s running mate officially ended when Kenya Kwanza frontman William Ruto was announced winner of the State House race.

Former Roots Party deputy presidential candidate Justina Wamae is no longer a member of the party after she officially announced her resignation on Thursday.

Justina, in a letter addressed to the party's Secretary General, said she was rescinding her membership to the Prof. George Wajackoyah-led party.

She stated that her role as Wajackoyah’s running mate officially ended when Kenya Kwanza frontman William Ruto was announced winner of the State House race, and his victory upheld by the Supreme Court.

"My role as Roots Party of Kenya Presidential Running mate lapsed with the declaration of H.E President William Ruto and H E Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua on the 16th of August 2022 and subsequent upholding of the election by the Supreme court of Kenya on the 5th of September 2022," she wrote in the letter dated September 21, 2022.

"In this regard, I tender my resignation as a member of Roots Party of Kenya. Kindly accord the ORPP the requirements for my name's prompt removal from your party register."

Registrar of Political Parties Ann Nderitu, in a subsequent letter dated September 22, 2022, granted Justina her request notifying her that her name had been scrapped from the Roots Party books.

“According to the records held by this office as of 22nd September 2022, Justina Wamae is not a member of any registered political party,” stated Ms. Nderitu.

Following her resignation, Justina then took to social media to tell off the party saying the Wajackoyah-led political outfit would now not receive any funding since it did not win any seat at the August General Election. 

"A party is not entitled to funding if they do not have elected members. The hostility besides project was that Mizizi will benefit from the fund. I have voluntarily resigned they can now eat hot air. Watch this space," she wrote on Twitter.

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