There have been raising concerns about the future of the Jubilee Party as it is seen to be a sinking ship and a shadow of a once big political party that propelled Uhuru Kenyatta to power for his second term.
After the political fallout between President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto, the death of the party has been so apparent with politicians shifting allegiance to Uhuru while those remaining behind, wishing something is done to rescue the sinking ship.
Most of those who shifted allegiance from the party instantly fell victim to stringent disciplinary measures from the top giant party that swallowed over ten others prior to the 2017 General Election.
However, the remaining members of the party are only hanging onto false hopes that they will restore the lost glory.
Michael Waikenda, a close ally of President Uhuru Kenyatta confirmed to the Standard Newspaper that Jubilee Party is as dead as it is.
Being President Uhuru’s Political advisor, Michael said they are not planning to resuscitate the party.
“Of what use will be resuscitating the party? Who will he resuscitate it for? The people must be free to choose their own destiny,” he said.
His opinion comes amid calls by members of the party to restore the lost glory.
Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru and her Nakuru counterpart Lee Kinyanjui called for reforms in the party after their big loss in Rurii Ward, Bonchari Constituency, and Bonchari Constituency by-elections held on May 18.
In a post on social media, Waiguru suggested fresh and young talents to be given leadership positions.
“We need a reenergized Jubilee that projects the face of Kenya in all its diversities. We must also be pragmatic and re-open both the sides and back of the tent for people to enter and re-enter.
A lot of futures are tied to the fate of the party and we must restore its vision, glory and stature or contend with predictable consequences,” Waiguru’s post read.
After the numerous calls, David Murathe (Vice-chairperson) said he is ready to leave the party to give room for changes.