Jubilee Party Secretary General Raphael Tuju has disclosed plans to kick out Deputy President William Ruto from the government.
The Jubilee party Secretary General said that they were in the process of removing DP Ruto from his position as the ruling party’s deputy leader.
While speaking to Daily Nation, the Cabinet Secretary without portfolio said they were exploring different legal opinions on how they will remove Ruto from the party.
“The next NMC will address that matter. We will then make an announcement,” Tuju said.
Former Rarieda Member of Parliament argued that the DP had broken the Jubilee constitution by promoting the interests of the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party.
“There are different legal opinions on whether the position of the deputy president is necessarily tied to the position of the deputy party leader. Jubilee will move to Supreme Court, which we expect will clarify the matter,” Tuju stated.
This comes after President Uhuru Kenyatta dared his Deputy leader to resign from the Jubilee government as he was seemingly dissatisfied with it.
During an interview with media editors on Monday, August 23, 2021 at State House in Nairobi County, Uhuru said if Ruto is as unhappy as he seems with his government, he should resign and take his agenda to the people.
The Head of State also said that Ruto was wrong to go against the same government he is serving publicly.
Ruto however, said he was in the Jubilee government to stay and that threats from his enemies who want him to resign from his current position won’t work.
“I’m a man on a mission. I have no space to retreat nor the luxury to surrender,” Ruto said on Tuesday, August 24, 2021.
The DP also stated threats and intimidation from state officials would not cow him. He claimed there were attempts to frustrate his campaigns to sell his bottom-up economic agenda to Kenyans.
He argued the bottom-up economy would ensure that the jobless and small-scale businessmen struggling to make ends meet become part of the nation.