Thursday May 14, 2020 – Deputy President William Ruto’s allies are now blaming former Prime Minister Raila Odinga for confusing President Uhuru Kenyatta and misadvising him to part ways with is loyal deputy, William Ruto.
According to Kimilili MP, Didmus Barasa, who is a Ruto ally, it is clear that the people around President Uhuru Kenyatta, especially Raila Odinga, are misadvising him.
He noted that Uhuru’s recent attitude towards Ruto was all the work of Raila and has confirmed why they were opposed to the handshake.
He said that Raila and his cabal have convinced President Kenyatta to abandon the Big Four agenda to the extent that the President is now keen on implementing the agenda of Raila’s cabal.
“The future of Jubilee is not going to be in the hands of President Kenyatta and Raila’s cabal because their intention is to kill the party.”
“Since President Kenyatta is retiring from politics, I would want to ask him and Raila to leave Jubilee for us and William Ruto.”
“This is to allow them to team up with whoever they want.”
“If they want to form a coalition with Kanu, they have a democratic right to do so,” stated Barasa.
“Jubilee should not be a one-man show.”
“The fact is that political parties are funded by taxpayers.”
“Jubilee party receives money to run its political activities.”
“The fact that it is funded by the exchequer doesn’t mean the party belongs to an individual,” he added.
At the same time, Barasa faulted the President for running Jubilee like a mandazi kiosk where he consults no one.
“It is unfortunate we are sliding back to where were; where political parties are owned by individuals for business purposes.”
“While we are not opposed to some of the things the President wants to do, these must be done in consultation through the party organs.”
“What is coming out clearly is that Raila wants to use Jubilee for his own political expediency.”
“We will not go down just like that.”
“We are political sailors, and our sailing tactic towards 2022 will be dictated by conditions of the political waters.”
“If the waters get murkier, we are also going to up our sailing tactic lest we capsize or we drown.”
“We have more than 10 options, and leaving Jubilee is not one of them,” he said.
The Kenyan DAILY POST