Jubilee MPs, loyal to President Uhuru Kenyatta, and drawn from the Mount Kenya have today met as 2022 politics continue to gain momentum. The meeting comes in the backdrop of the move by the Jubilee National Management Committee to flag off coalition talks with former Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s ODM party.
In a statement sent to media outlets, the leaders have appreciated the need for grassroot mobilization to rejuvenate their party’s vibrancy in the region. Owing to their successive losses in by-elections, the MPs acknowledged the fact that the party needed to audit its challenges and work on charting a way forward.
The MPs were particular with the Kiambaa mini-polls where pundits had placed their candidate, Kariri Njama, as the locals favourite, but was however trounced by Wanjiku who vied using Ruto’s 2022 political vehicle, UDA.
The caucus assured the President of their unconditional support and readiness to take a path he will chart for them. They appreciated his efforts to bring leaders together and his new fangled bromance with his erstwhile opponents.
The leaders have therefore resolved;
1. To push for an overhaul of the party’s leadership and installation of fresh,vibrant and persuasive youthful leadership set to drive their grassroot campaigns. They have set 30th August as the election date to replace grassroot leaders who have since junped ship.
2. To start engagement meetings at the ground level in Nyeri,Muranga,Nakuru,Laikipia,Kiambuu and Kirinyaga counties.
3. To traverse each ward and constituency in the 7 listed counties through the help of coordinators. They have also committed to ensure that the grassroot leadership will constitute the youth and women.
4. They have maintained that the party is momentarily prioritising rejuvenation of its organs before giving more weight to coalition talks with other leaders. This they opine, will help the party engage with like-minded parties and leaders with a sole aim of registering victory in 2022.