President Uhuru Kenyatta’s new political strategy ahead of 2022 General elections

President Uhuru Kenyatta has made strategic realignments in Jubilee party’s management team ahead of 2022 general elections. 

The Jubilee party has lost multiple by-elections that saw party members call for changes that saw Jubilee party’s Secretary General Raphael Tuju taking the blame for the party’s losses in by-elections that were conducted in Kiambu and Nakuru Counties.

On Thursday, July 8, 2021, the Jubilee party Secretary General confirmed that the head of state realigned the party to strengthen it ahead of 2022 General elections. 

Tuju however, argued that the changes made in the party were normal and paramount to all associations. 

“Yes, the team was strengthened but I cannot confirm the details you are asking me to. We are not rebranding but realigning,” Tuju stated. 

Reports reveal that the National Management Committee (NMC) approved the new changes in which Osman Hassan, Kamau Mbugua and Titus Ngahu were appointed Senior Directors for the Outreach, Legal and Elections team, Wambui Gichuru was appointed Acting Executive Director while Albert Mwemusi retained his position as the party’s Communications Director.   

National Management Committee is said to have met the five officials on Friday, July 2, 2021 in Nairobi where they discussed new strategies that would ensure the team attracts new members and voters. 

The new strategies that were discussed in their meeting include; recruitment of members and activating the party leadership at the constituency and county level, opening new party offices, rebranding, realigning the secretariat and regional offices. 

Other changes include; building new coalitions, organising retreats for all members, highlighting Jubilee Party’s achievements and supporting Uhuru’s fight against corruption. 

On Thursday, July 8, 2021, the Head of State held a meeting with Jubilee Party’s Kiambaa candidate, Kariri Njama and Muguga ward MCA aspirant, Githinji Mungara at State House to strategise for the forth-coming by-elections. He will compete against Deputy President William Ruto’s UDA party candidate in the July 15, 2021 Kiambaa by-elections. 

Uhuru was reportedly unhappy with Tuju and Vice-Chairman David Murathe on how they handled Juja by-election in which Jubilee lost to Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria’s the People’s Empowerment Party (PEP).

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    Written by Kennedy Omondi

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