Deputy President William Ruto has officially been expelled from the Jubilee party in a resolution made by the Jubilee National Delegates Convention ahead of the August General Election.
The Jubilee NDC held on Saturday, February 26, at KICC approved a proposal to cut ties with the Deputy President’s URP party and expelled all his lieutenants who are rebels in the party immediately.
The party resolved to strike-off DP Ruto from the party register, as well as other members who have decamped to rival parties.
Consequently, the deputy president will no longer be Jubilee’s deputy part party leader as the position will be held by four persons.
Speaking on the move by the party to expel DP Ruto and his brigades, President Uhuru said that Ruto decided to leave the party long ago.
“I never chased anyone from Jubilee Party, they left at their own will,” Uhuru Kenyatta on DP Ruto and allies.
“Uncontrolled ambition is like an unguided missile that can destroy the country..but your personal ambition shall not supersede the interest of 50 million Kenyans,” President Uhuru added.
During the NDC, President Uhuru Kenyatta has been elected the Jubilee Party leader for another term of five years.
The delegates approved a number of changes in the leadership of the party which saw Raphael Tuju replaced as the Secretary-general by Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni.
President Uhuru’s close allies David Murathe was retained as the deputy-vice-chairman under Nelson Nzuya.
The new deputy party leaders of Jubilee are, Jimmy Angwenyi, Katobu Ngatobu, Naomi Shaban, and Peter Mositet.
Outspoken Kieni MP Kanini Kega has been appointed the new director of elections for the Jubilee party.
Other leaders who joined President Uhuru at KICC include the ODM leader Raila Odinga, Wiper leader Kalonzo Musyoka, Kanu boss Gideon Moi, Cyrus Jirongo, and Wafula Wamunyinyi.