Uhuru Allies Divided Over His Nationwide Tour Agenda

  • Mt Kenya leaders arrive for a meeting at Kemu University on Saturday, July 24.
    Mt Kenya leaders arrive for a meeting at Kemu University on Saturday, July 24.
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  • Jubilee party members have differed on whether President Uhuru Kenyatta should embark on a nationwide tour in order to woo voters back to the ruling party. 

    A section of Uhuru allies believe that there is an urgent need for Uhuru to tour the country in order to get in touch with his supporters and re-energise the party after losing the recently held Kiambaa by-elections.

    Eldas MP Adan Keynan affirmed that Uhuru, the symbol of national unity, is the key for Jubilee to prevent a further split within the Mt Kenya region. 

    Murang'a Woman Rep Sabina Chege during a meeting held by Mt Kenya leaders at Kemu University on Saturday, July 24
    Murang'a Woman Rep Sabina Chege during a meeting held by Mt Kenya leaders at Kemu University on Saturday, July 24
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    "Currently, between the government, politicians, and the public, there is communication breakdown. He must go to the country to bring that synergy and connectivity in these three groups," Keynan stated. 

    His sentiments were echoed by Murang'a Woman Representative Sabina Chege who vouched for Uhuru popularising the party as part of the rejuvenation plan.

    "It's a good idea for the President to come and emphasize the unity of the mountain as he opens up the new projects and meets opinion leaders," Chege stated.

    Jubilee Party Deputy Secretary-General, Joshua Kutuny, however, differed with the sentiments stating that the President does not need to engage in party politics. 

    "We do not need the President to come to the ground because as a party, we have our own programmes to re-energise and popularise the party.

    "So far, we are getting a lot of positive responses from the grassroots after a good performance in Kiambaa," Kutuny stated.

    The ruling party has been expressing an urgent need to hit the restart button especially after losing recently held by-elections, which seemingly symbolised Jubilee's lost grip of the Mt Kenya region. 

    This has seen Uhuru allies hold extensive meetings in order to strategise and formulate the best tactics to curb Deputy President William Ruto's influence. 

    Deputy President William Ruto
    Deputy President William Ruto
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