Kenya’s Deputy President William Ruto has confirmed hustler-allied politicians who also subscribe to ideals of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party will soon exit the Jubilee party.
At a political event staged at his official residence in Karen Nairobi on Thursday, August 5, the DP formally announced that Jubilee, their former house, had collapsed beyond irreversible levels.
He further said that the hustler-allied politicians have found a new home and would exit 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 when asked why he was still in a government that he believes has failed to deliver on its pre-election pledges.
Although Ruto did not say when he would resign, UDA insiders speculate that the Sugoi-man could likely quit before the end of this year.
Some leaders, including Narc Kenya party leader Martha Karua, have been piling pressure on William Ruto to resign if he cannot reconcile with his boss Uhuru Kenyatta.
“It is a bad example. They can both resign and pave way for by-election because they were elected as unit hence must work as a unit,’’ Karua said.
Others who wanted Ruto to resign include former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka and Machakos Governor Alfred Mutua.
However, despite pressure to exit Jubilee party, the deputy President in April 2021, made it clear that he would not resign as deputy president even as his relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta deteriorates.
“I was elected. I am not going to give those seeking to push me out of this government the opportunity to celebrate. I won’t resign,” Ruto said during an interview on Citizen Television on Thursday, April 15.