Nyeri town Member of Parliament Ngunjiri Wambugu has challenged Deputy President William Ruto to fully walk out of the Jubilee party saying the outfit is much better without him.
In a Facebook post seen by Kivumbi.co.ke, the vocal Jubilee legislator argued that since the deputy president started working with United Democratic Alliance (UDA), the ruling party has regained its lost glory and that its currently stronger than it was when Ruto was still a member.
“Ruto should be told that Jubilee party, like the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM), will not die because he left. In fact, both parties are doing better since he left,” Ngunjiri said.
Ngunjiri, an ardent supporter of President Uhuru Kenyatta was responding to a tweet by William Ruto who had sarcastically laughed at Uhuru after he hinted at endorsing one of the NASA principals to succeed him.
While responding to a story published in a local daily, Ruto on Tuesday, June 15, welcomed the move by his boss to support his major competitors in 2013 and 2017 saying he was sure he will triumph since he has already been endorsed by God.
“Ni sawa tu. Tutajipanga na support ya Mungu (It is well and good… we will strategise with God’s support)” Ruto said.
In April, Ruto in a televised interview said he will used UDA party so seek the country’s top job in the event Jubilee party does not grant him a chance.
Wambugu’s sentiments comes at a time when the Jubilee house is believed not to be in order.
It is suspected that Jubilee, a once most popular party could be a sinking ship but its members could still be hanging on false hopes that the vehicle is still strong.