Politicians Vying on Jubilee Ticket Will Flop -Kiraitu Insists

  • Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi in his office.
    Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi in his office.
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  • Meru Governor Kiraitu Murungi on Tuesday, August 3, reiterated that the Jubilee Party, which President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto used to win the 2013 and 2017 General Elections was dead.

    Speaking during the flagging off of water tanks in Meru County, Murungi stated that active politicians seeking elective positions on Jubilee ticket would flop.

    Murungi, however, explained that he will support the President's government until the end of his tenure in August 2022.

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    President Uhuru Kenyatta greets DP William Ruto at Parliament Buildings in Nairobi County during the 18th Annual National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, May 27, 2021
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    "We are not talking about Uhuru's government because we are supporting it and we are still in Jubilee, it will be a very weak party come 2022. If you want to lose the elections, contest on a Jubilee ticket," he warned.

    The Governor, who is among leaders who founded the Jubilee Party, stated that the party was following the National Rainbow Coalition (NARC) and Party of National Unity (PNU) which died soon after former President Mwai Kibaki left office.

    Cracks in the party begun soon after the 2017 elections when the President and ODM leader Raila Odinga "shook hands".

    Feeling neglectated, the Deputy President and his allies would later champion the agenda of other political parties, constantly poking holes at the president's moves.

    Already, a party linked to the DP - the United Democratic Party - has won in a number of by-elections including Kiambaa which was clinched by John Njuguna.

    Some leaders believe that the president and his DP are taking the NASA coalition for a ride.

    In a previous presser, Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Juniour, alleged that the duo may be pretending to have fallen out in order to weaken the NASA coalition where he belongs. 

    “The by-elections you all saw in Kiambaa were all treachery. They just changed their colours from red to yellow. Yet you think it was something of significance," argued Mutula.

    Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr during One Kenya Alliance meeting held at Hermosa Gardens in Karen on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
    Makueni Senator Mutula Kilonzo Jnr during One Kenya Alliance meeting held at Hermosa Gardens in Karen on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.
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