As the 2022 political temperatures keep rising, the ruling Jubilee party is set to embark on cleaning up its grassroots membership.
The Standard reports that at least two lawmakers allied to the party said the move would target politicians who no longer subscribe to Jubilee’s ideals and those disloyal to President Uhuru Kenyatta’s party leader.
Murang’a woman representative Sabina Chege said the exercise would help restore the party’s waning glory.
Speaking at a church service at AIPCA in Kihara, Kiambaa, on Sunday, Sabina urged those who wish to leave to do so fast- to make room for others who have the desire to join.
“We have noticed that our party has some weaknesses. Those spoiling our good name and those known to use insults, let them know that we will soon embark on operation fagia jubilee,” the lawmaker said.
Her sentiments were echoed by her Kieni counterpart Kanini Kega, who said that the sweep would mainly begin in Uhuru’s Mt Kenya region backyard before reaching its climax at the party headquarters.
“We will work on Jubilee officials starting this week, especially those who are not allied with the president. We will start with the Mt Kenya region…so those in the headquarters, be warned,” Kega warned.
The party will Thursday begin activities to revive it following recent by-election losses.
Last week, leaders allied to Uhuru resolved to revamp the party for next year’s election and have since planned activities in eight regions.