Sunday June 21, 2020 – Deputy President William Ruto has vowed never to quit Jubilee as anticipated by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his allies.
This is after Uhuru’s people dared the DP to quit the Jubilee Party after he opened his own Jubilee Asili Center.
Speaking yesterday, Ruto, through his ally and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen dismissed claims that they were planning to ditch the party.
Murkomen said Jubilee Asili Centre is just a venue for political meetings by Jubilee leaders who have been denied access to the party headquarters.
“Ignore the rumours doing rounds. Jubilee Party is our party, our labour of love and visionary investment, whose fruits we look forward to enjoying.”
“Jubilee Asili Centre is the meeting venue for and by members who have been denied access to our party office on Thika Road,” said Murkomen.
Another Ruto ally, Cornelly Serem (Aldai), however, hinted that they may consider reserving the name before listing it for the 2022 contest.
“If our concerns are not addressed, we will register a Jubilee Asili party with the support of majority legislators then we leave them with a shell of the old Jubilee,” said Serem.
Jubilee Vice Chairman, David Murathe, said Ruto’s allies can run the parallel office but must continue making monthly contributions for the running of Jubilee’s Pangani offices.
“I heard them say they will contribute to pay for the new office space.”
“They can go ahead but they have to continue remitting their monthly subscription fee.”
“It would be a matter of disciplinary action if anyone stops making the payment,” added Murathe.
Kieni MP, Kanini Kega, said that the party may consider kicking out members of the rival team if it is established they are pushing a different ideology or have formed a new party.
“Jubilee is the party that sponsored them to Parliament.”
“It goes without saying that if they engage in a different ideology or deemed to have participated in the formation of another party, we will not hesitate to expel them as per the party constitution,” said Kega.
The Kenyan DAILY POST