Sunday June 21, 2020 – The move by Deputy President William Ruto to form a new party to rival Jubilee has continued to elicit reactions with President Uhuru Kenyatta now calling on him to quit the ruling party altogether.
Speaking yesterday, Uhuru’s allies dared Ruto to quit the Jubilee Party and form a new outfit if he is man enough.
Led by Jubilee Party Vice-Chairman, David Murathe, they said the rival team was free to form a new party but vowed to block any attempt to register Jubilee Asili, which is Ruto’s new outfit.
Murathe noted that they will not allow any political grouping to confuse Kenyans by registering a party bearing a similar name and slogan as that of the ruling party.
“If they want to move to something else they are good to go.”
“These are people who had promised to work from the Jubilee headquarters but now claim they have been denied access,” said Murathe.
“You cannot purport 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 cannot list another party with that name,” he added.
He said ‘tuko sote pamoja’ – the slogan by the rival camp – and clenched hands symbol resemble Jubilee Party’s symbols and will cause confusion.
The Kenyan DAILY POST