Allies of William Ruto faction have laughed off planned union between Jubilee and ODM parties ahead of the upcoming General Election.
Being technically ex-members of the Jubilee Party, they criticized the planned coalition between the two parties, even sympathising with Uhuru’s party.
Taking to his Twitter page, Soy MP Caleb Kositany who was Jubilee’s deputy secretary-general said he now understands the Raila’s party ODM is the reason he was expelled from his Jubilee leadership position.
“Finally the reason we were tossed out of Jubilee party is clear. Fare thee will Jubilee, you were mutilated before your peak. ODM is now fully in government,” he wrote.
Kositany was kicked out of the Jubilee leadership on March 1, 2021, and immediately, Cherangany MP Joshua Kuttuny was appointed in the position.
On the other hand, nominated Senator Millicent Omanga sarcastically endorsed the ODM-Jubilee coalition.
“This is good. It will be easy for the DP (William Ruto) to beat them under that tribal outfit they are formulating,” she said.
Lawyer Ahmednasir Abdullahi, who has in the recent past been a heavy critic of the Jubilee party and the party’s association with ODM, was rather dismissive in his assessment of the planned coalition.
Reports on the formation of a coalition between Uhuru and Raila’s party emerged on Thursday after officials from both parties held a meeting at a hotel in Kiambu.
Speaking to the Daily Nation, Jubilee Secretary-general Raphael Tuju said the coalition aims at cementing the March 2018 handshake between Uhuru and Raila.
“This is just one of the many meetings we have had and are working on ways to formalize the handshake into a broad-based coalition for the sake of 2022,” he said.