The Jubilee Parliamentary Caucus has renewed war with Deputy President William Ruto’s camp after sending him astrongly-worded letter.
The letter dated Thursday, November 4, indicated that the ruling party had scheduled a National Delegates Conference (NDC) before the end of the month through which it intends to shake up its leadership.
The caucus further made it clear that DP Ruto and his supporters, who had decamped to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), would be kicked out of the ruling party.
“In the same breath, we are happy to announce that Jubilee has cleaned house at local and national level and shaken off most of the bad elements who have been undermining the party including, unfortunately, none other than the Deputy Party Leader William Ruto.
Jubilee party headquarters office in Pangani on Monday, September 11, 2019.SIMON KIRAGU KENYANS.CO.KE
“As a party, we will swallow any bitter pill if that is the only guarantee for a better, healthier and more robust party. We will do what we have to do to protect our legacy – as the ruling party for 10 years – and as a party transitioning into another new beginning and promise of renewal,” read the letter in part.
In the statement laden with unprintables, the caucus further accused the DP and his allies of being unease with the rebranding of the party yet they have made it clear that they are no longer part of Jubilee.
”The Jubilee Party Deputy Leader and his small team of rebellious allies have officially said that they have left the Jubilee Party for UDA. We therefore cannot understand the anger and bitterness we see in them when they hear that Jubilee is revamping,” continued the letter.
The rebrand will be aimed at kicking out the rebellious politicians whose goals no longer align with those of the party since its inception in 2013.
The restructure has been commissioned as a response to mounting calls for the party to rebrand itself and its goals ahead of the August 9, 2022 General Election.
“As we head to the 2022 elections, our members have been calling for rebranding, restructuring and revitalisation of the party with a view to making it stronger and more vibrant.
“The Jubilee Party has heeded to this call. We are in the process of a major, carefully planned and unprecedented revamp that will send a message to our detractors,” stated Jubilee Caucas.
This comes hours after Garissa Town Member of Parliament, Aden Duale, dared theruling party to kick out its deputyeven as a rift between him and the Head of State widens.
Duale argued that Jubilee Party did not have powers to kick him out since his role was enshrined inside the Constitution.
“The position of the Deputy President is anchored in law, the removal of the Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya is well stipulated in the Constitution.
“You can remove the DP of the Republic of Kenya elected together with the President if he has committed a gross violation of the Constitution, if he has gone bankrupt or if he has a mental incapacitation,” challenged Duale.
Sourced from Kenyans.co.ke