Details have emerged of a Monday day-long meeting held by the Jubilee party’s National Management Committee (NMC) with a view to providing guidance on the divorce with the DP Ruto linked UDA party.
Reports indicate that yesterday’s meeting failed to come up with a consensus on the ongoing divorce with the Tanga Tanga faction members.
The management committee met in Nairobi to have the way forward in taming the DP allies who have been thwarting the activities of the parent party.
Jubilee party secretary-general Raphael Tuju yesterday admitted to facing legal hurdles in severing ties with the DP linked party.
The former Rarieda MP added that the NMC failed on a way out of how to annul the coalition agreements weeks after writing to the registrar of political parties.
The committee is still scheduled for another meeting today with a brief expected later on.
“Yes, we met as NMC members but I am not in a position to deliberate on what we discussed. “We are still having another meeting on Tuesday, May 4, and then we shall give a brief,” Tuju told Nation.
Reports further indicate that the Jubilee party sought guidance from its lawyers to chart the way forward should UDA want to capitalize on the constitutional loopholes.
The UDA members however stated that they are investing in the party and will be much better outside the Jubilee party.
“Let them not try to imagine that we are fools when we are investing in UDA. We will even be better off as UDA without any Jubilee Association,” Ruto’s allies warned. On April 15, the DP stated that he and his allies would opt for UDA in the event that Jubilee locks them out of contesting in the 2022 elections under the party’s banner.
Their sentiments were also reiterated by the DP during his Citizen TV interview with Linus Kaikai.
“UDA and Jubilee are one. We have a coalition agreement and we have been working together. If they break Jubilee, trying to make it a tribal party, we will build UDA as the national party we had hoped Jubilee will be,” he disclosed his plans in an interview on Citizen TV.