BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,1ST JULY,2021-Deputy President William Ruto has up to November 2021 to resign as Jubilee’s Deputy Party Leader. Jubilee will meet on Friday, July 2 to lay down the strategies to oust Ruto.
The DP is racing against time as President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga move to finalise the Jubilee-ODM coalition pact.
A new purge is looming against Ruto and his other allies who declared they won’t move out of Jubilee until 2022 when Uhuru’s tenure ends.
Joshua Kutuny, Jubilee’s Deputy Secretary-General added that Ruto’s post (Deputy Party Leader) will be integral in the ODM-Jubilee negotiations and the talks may stall if Ruto is included in the agreements.
“We are going to have a meeting this Friday, June 2 as the party’s technical team. This will give us the way forward on areas we need to focus on.
“We have a clear strategy that will shock many people when the right time comes. The President has an elaborate plan that will completely destabilise any opposition that will be facing his team,” Kutuny alleged.
Jubilee plans to organise retreats and workshops to revitalise the party after its members lamented that Jubilee was broken and was losing touch with the common mwananchi.
“The rains have beaten us. Our fortunes are dwindling. Intense introspection is demanded. 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 out of our comfort zone and embrace new ways of thinking and doing,” Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru posted on social media in early June.
Ruto has been hesitant about moving out of Jubile but has openly supported the United Democratic Alliance (UDA). The DP publicly stated that he would move to UDA at the right time.
“It would be the biggest act of betrayal if I was to walk away from eight million Kenyans who voted for us,” Ruto stated on his Jubilee ouster.