President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee party has dared William Ruto’s allies who have subscribed to ideals of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) to resign, a move that could see them lose their parliamentary seats.
In a statement to newsrooms, the Jubilee Parliamentary caucus asked the Registrar of Political Parties to strike off names of more than 100 MPs allied to William Ruto from the Jubilee party register just a day after DP admitted to having officially adopted a new party ahead of 2022 General Election.
“The Deputy President admitted that he and his team have officially adopted UDA as their party of choice ahead of next year’s elections. By that admission, they are deemed to have resigned from Jubilee Party,
“We are now asking the party leadership to write to the Registrar of Political Parties to strike off their names from the list of members,” they said in a statement.
The caucus further termed William Ruto’s allies saboteurs, saying it was now time to strengthen the party which his fortunes have dwindled ahead of the crucial 2022 General Election.
Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju said the ruling party would not be intimidated by the number of its members who already seemed to be leaning towards Ruto, adding that only 20 to 25 percent of the incumbents will make a comeback.
“We are not bothered as a party. Our focus now is to strengthen party structures and embark on a rollout campaign to popularise our arty ahead of 2022 polls. We are also working so well with ODM,” Tuju said as quoted by the Standard.
On Thursday, August 5, DP Ruto confirmed that hustler-allied politicians who also subscribe to ideals of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party will soon exit the Jubilee party.
The second in command formally announced that the Jubilee party, their former house, had collapsed beyond irreversible levels and that the hustler-allied politicians have found a new home and would exit the Jubilee party at the most opportune time.
“People make choices at the opportune moment … when they think different choices are necessary. We are not guests in any place. We join parties by choice and leave by choice. Nobody should ask why we are still here,” said Ruto.