Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju has dismissed claims by some leaders the party is falling apart.
In his latest media interview, Tuju who appeared not to be resigning anytime soon, as some Jubilee politicians have asked, said he is not worried with statements from a section of party members questioning his style of leadership.
“If I was to be worried by statements from the members of the Jubilee party, then I am in the wrong profession,” Tuju said telling those who cannot withstand the heat to get out of the kitchen.
These comes just days after a section of leaders from the ruling outfit called for a total overhaul of the party’s leadership.
This was after the embarrassing loss by the party in three of the recently held by-elections in Juja, Bonchari Parliamentary, and Rurii Ward.
“In recent by-elections, our promise to uphold the will of the people and respect their democratic right has been violated at the nomination level resulting in the entry of unpopular candidates,
“Flawed nominations leave a bitter taste on the supporters who seek to revenge in the real election,” Kinyanjui observed following the defeats in Bonchari and Juja mini polls.
She admitted that the ruling party is in shambles and it is not a great a party as it was few years ago.
“As we head to 2022 we must recognize that the Party is now operating in a new context far different from 5 years ago (when it was formed). We have a much younger generation dominating the electorate,
“Our outlook and strategies must suit the times and so we must be willing to step off our comfort zones and embrace new ways of thinking and doing. We need a reenergized Jubilee that projects the face of Kenya in all its diversities,” She said.
Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi on the other hand blamed Tuju and Jubilee Vice chairman David Murathe for the poor performance of the party.
It is worth noting Jubilee was formed after several parties allied to William Ruto and Uhuru Kenyatta folded to form the giant party which swept aside all competition to win the presidency and majority seats in both National and senate.
The party has since disintegrated especially after the falling out of Uhuru and Ruto after the famous handshake between Raila and Uhuru in March 2018.