President Uhuru Kenyatta is not yet done with reorganizing his Jubilee Party. New details have emerged of the Head of State’s ambitious plan of making sure the ruling party is clean from within, even as he plots his 2022 move. President Kenyatta has embarked on changing the party’s NEC and the axe has landed on Soy MP Caleb Kositany.
”The party must have only the most loyal and those committed to President Uhuru’s agenda. We are taking no prisoners. If he has to go, he will go. We do not want any distractions on the president’s agenda,” said David Murathe.
Kositany had earlier predicted his axing and said he was not willing to serve in a party like Jubilee, which he says has been tribalized. The MP claimed the ruling party had morphed from what they had envisioned, to a dictatorial outfit where members are not listened to.
“My conscious cannot allow me to continue serving in a party where even my little idea is not recognized or is not listened to.”
“Jubilee Asili brings together those of us who believed in the original idea of a democratic party and a Kenya that is detribalized. If the so called powers don;t block the registration,we will form a Jubilee Asili Party,” Kositany stated.
In June, Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju warned Jubilee members against sabotaging the party’s agenda. Tuju affirmed at that time, ongoing purge in the ruling party was not personal, but something that had to be done.
”You are either with the President or not. If you are with the President you have to toe the line and support his development agenda. The President has nothing personal with anyone. All he wants is to develop the country and we will work with like-minded people to achieve that,” said Jubilee secretary general Raphael Tuju.