Jubilee Party Forced to Cancel Crisis Meeting

  • The Jubilee Party has announced the postponement of the crisis meeting that was set to be held on Friday, February 14.

    In a press release dated February 10, 2020, the party indicated that the summit had been postponed to a later date to pave way for the country's second president Daniel Moi's burial.

    "As the nation continues to prepare to bid farewell to the departed second president of the Republic of Kenya, the late H.E Daniel Moi, our party also joins Kenyans in solidarity to pay our respects," the statement read.

    "Under the prevailing circumstances, may I notify Jubilee Party members of Parliament that the consultative meeting, scheduled for Friday, February 14, has been postponed to a later date to be announced," the statement concluded.

    A statement signed by the Jubilee Party secretary General Raphael Tuju (pictured) on February14, 2020, indicated that the consultative meeting had been postponed to another date.

    The summit had been decided upon on February 3, 2020, after President Uhuru Kenyatta held a meeting with DP William Ruto before departing for the US.

    Reports indicate that during the meeting, the two leaders agreed that Jubilee needed to meet and streamline issues that have split the party in two.

    This will be the first formal gathering of Jubilee Party members since the hotly contested 2017 general elections.

    Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju explained that it was not a parliamentary group meeting but rather a consultative meeting since the president, who is the party leader, would not be chairing it.

    “The consultative meeting will not be technically a Parliamentary Group (PG) meeting, because it will not be chaired by the party leader, but it will be an occasion to have a discourse with members and to give an update on various issues of interest and concern in the party,” read part of a statement released by Tuju on February 7.

    Some of the matters set to be addressed in the summit include the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) among other issues before Parliament reconvenes from recess.

    President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto

    Other issues on the roster include BBI rallies, internal elections, Jubilee development agenda, and 2022 succession politics.