Saturday June 20, 2020 – The wrangles within Jubilee Party have taken an interesting turn after Deputy President William Ruto unveiled Jubilee Asili Centre, a parallel office to the party’s Pangani headquarters.
However, his decision has not augured well with President Uhuru Kenyatta’s allies who have said that they will frustrate all efforts to have a new breakaway party registered bearing similarity to the ruling party.
Speaking yesterday, Jubilee Vice Chairman, David Murathe, poked holes into a decision by Ruto’s allies to promote the Jubilee Manifesto from the new centre.
“You can’t claim to have a party that appears to share a name and slogan with another because it will confuse people.”
“We have the copyright of Jubilee, so they can’t list another party with that name.”
“If they want to move to something else they are good to go. Good riddance.”
“These are people who had promised to work from the Jubilee headquarters but now claim they have been denied,” stated Murathe.
Ruto’s new slogan ‘Sote Pamoja’ and the handshaking logo bear a close resemblance to Jubilee’s logo and slogan ‘Tuko Pamoja’.
Murathe further warned Ruto’s allies against stopping monthly contributions which are meant to run activities at the Jubilee headquarters along Thika Road, Nairobi.
Kieni MP, Kanini Kega, said that DP Ruto’s allies were risking their positions in the party because they may be kicked out for supporting a different ideology.
The Kenyan DAILY POST