President Uhuru Kenyatta’s allies has announced their new strategies to strengthen the Jubilee party ahead of the 2022 General Election.
In a meeting held on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 the Central Kenya Jubilee Caucus resolved to make changes in the leadership of the party with an aim of bringing on board more youthful leaders to rejuvenate the party ahead of 2022 general election.
The lawmakers revealed that the planned change in Jubilee’s leadership will see those viewed as betrayers replaced by individuals who are loyal to the President and the party.
Additionally, the Uhuru-led party resolved to undertake a grassroots mobilization exercise that will target Counties in Central region including; Nyeri, Murang’a, Kirinyaga, Nakuru, Laikipia, Kiambu, and Nyandarua with a view to strengthen the party.
They also revealed that the party will open seven new offices in the Mount Kenya region.
The Jubilee party lawmakers insisted that on top of their priority is how to re-brand the party as they approach like-minded parties that will deliver election victory in 2022.
“Following the Kiambaa by-election, we took time to engage with our party members and supporters at the grassroots. We sought to understand their views and sentiments about the direction of the party,” part of the statement from the caucus read.
“We wish to affirm our support for the President’s effort to unite the country by bringing different leaders together. Our roles as party members of the President’s Jubilee Party is to rejuvenate the party and ensure that he has a strong and disciplined political party supporting him.”
This comes barely a day after the Jubilee party’s National Management Committee (NMC) approved a pre-election coalition agreement with the Raila led Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party.
In a statement issued by Jubilee party Secretary General Raphael Tuju, on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 the ruling party announced that the party had formally started engaging ODM party towards forming a coalition.
“This development springs from an already existing good collaboration between the two parties in parliament on matters of National Interest. The two-party leaders, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Rt. Hon Raila Odinga have also cultivated a working relationship for a good of the country in an act of statesmanship that won praise internationally,” Jubilee Party stated.