Jubilee Party has revived plans to kick out Deputy President William Ruto from the party ahead of the 2022 General Election.
Addressing journalists on Monday, November 1, Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju said the ruling outfit will soon hold the long-awaited National Delegates Conference (NDC) to effect William Ruto’s ouster.
Although SG Tuju did not reveal when the NDC is scheduled to take place, it is reported that the plan was ordered by the first in command.
“The NDC is the highest party organ and whatever it decides prevails,” Tuju told journalists at the party headquarters in Nairobi.
Kieni MP Kanini Kega, a strong defender of President Uhuru Kenyatta accused William Ruto of sabotaging the Jubilee party from within.
“We are going to be very firm on that. You cannot sabotage from inside. If you believe in the ideals of United Democratic Alliance, and you are a member of Jubilee the most honourable thing to do is to resign,” Kega told KTN News.
Kega further put Jubilee SG Raphael Tuju and Party Vice-chairman David Murathe on spot saying the two are at risk of being ousted from their party positions as well.
“If they are not shaping up we might be calling for some changes because you cannot just be a party official by name. We want you to be a party official and at the same time make sure that you are fighting to have as many members as possible of your party,” Kega said.
But Mathira MP Rigathi Gachagua, a close ally of deputy president has dismissed the plan to have William Ruto kicked out of the party terming the move as mere talks.
This comes barely two months after the Jubilee Party National Management Committee (NMC) resolved to kick out William Ruto.
“The political parties act is very clear, when you belong to one party, you cannot promote the interests of another political party. You are deemed to have resigned from the first party,” said National Assembly majority leader Amos Kimunya.