Friday June 19, 2020 – Deputy President William Ruto and his political orphans were reportedly denied access to Jubilee Party headquarters for harboring ill motives towards President Uhuru Kenyatta and the party, especially after the purge that targeted the DP’s allies.

The move prompted Ruto and his allies to open a parallel Jubilee Asili Center where they will be meeting to discuss their strategies.

Speaking yesterday, Elgeyo Marakwet Senator, Kipchumba Murkomen, who was the first casualty of the purge, said that the Jubilee Asili Centre was funded by party members who felt that over the last three years, a few officials had disenfranchised them by denying them a chance to meet at the Jubilee Party headquarters.  

 “We had a meeting with the DP at the Jubilee Asili Centre.”

“It is a centre for all members, not parallel.”

“It is the centre for Jubilee Party members who believe in the original idea of the party, including the implementation of the promises we gave to the people,” said Murkomen.   

The ‘politically homeless’ MPs met DP Ruto at Jubilee Asili Centre barely a day after National Assembly Speaker, Justin Muturi, formally announced the discharge from House Committees of all those de-whipped by the party.   

Murkomen added that the tribulations facing a section of MPs allied to DP Ruto had hindered their efforts to contribute towards the growth of the party. 

“From the Jubilee Asili Centre.”

“We will be advancing the original idea of Jubilee Party and its membership.”

“We will periodically give updates to members and the country,” he added.

Ruto’s Director of Communication added that the 20 Jubilee MPs who met Ruto were directed to work towards implementing the Jubilee manifesto that united the party in 2013 and 2017. 

The Jubilee Asili Centre has reportedly been in operation for six months and was financed by the MPs aligned to Ruto’s camp.

The Centre will without a doubt open a new battlefront with President Uhuru Kenyatta in the tussle for the control of Jubilee Party.

Sources at the meeting added that Ruto considered using the party to run for 2022 elections in case he may be denied a chance to run on a Jubilee Party ticket. 

The Kenyan DAILY POST

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