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BY NAMULONGO PETER,NAIROBI,1ST JULY 2018-President Uhuru Kenyatta will chair a Jubilee Parliamentary Group crisis meeting on r Tuesday, July 3 in a move aimed at settling the emerging squabbles that threaten to brake the ruling party.
The decision to convene the PG meeting was arrived at on Friday when President Kenyatta met the party’s leadership from the two chambers of Parliament at State House, Nairobi.
www.upesinews.co.ke has since established that Deputy President William Ruto’s allies are not happy following what is believed to be deliberate move to ignore the DP who has been left out in key decision making in government in recent days.
Ruto’s allies claim he has been sidelined in key government decision making, and that some key operatives around the president were isolating him ostensibly to scuttle the 2022 succession game plan in Jubilee.
Another issue that has not gone down well with some of DP’s friends is the cordial relationship between president Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga which has become talk of town with every Kenyan. There are those who feel that Uhuru Needs to explain what this friendship is all about.
The deputy president’s critics in Jubilee, however, claim his early 2022 campaigns would shift the country’s attention from the President’s Big 4 Agenda and derail his legacy.
The march 9th handshake between Kenyatta and NASA leader Raila Odinga has also sparked jitters in Jubilee, and fueled suspicion on who was the president’s preferred successor.
Ruto has opted to keep a low profile, while letting his lieutenants take on those alleged to be derailing his 2022 bid. An influential Cabinet Secretary, a senior State House official and a top Jubilee Party official are among those claimed to be leading the anti-Ruto bandwagon.