Jubilee party leader Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy Party leader William Ruto.
On the 8th of September 2016 at Kasarani Stadium, thirteen parties, not a small number considering the efforts and magnitude of convincing a politician to disintegrate a party and merge with another, joined hands and gave birth to one of Kenya’s biggest political outfit, the Jubilee Party. A 60,000 capacity Kasarani Stadium was painted in red and yellow colors as Kenyans from all walks witnessed the merger.
Thirty weeks down the line, the Jubilee Party whose future was so bright has blinded the eyes of the members and it is tumbling down. Proposed changes on the National Management Committee members through a gazette notice dated April 6,2020 by the Party Leader who doubles as the President has increased the rift between him and deputy president, William Ruto and their differences are now crystal clear.
The fight within the party has led to new revelations that many Kenyans never knew of as revealed by the party’s Secretary-General, Raphael Tuju.
The party has been working without full members in its National Management Committee
The National Management committee in parties is mandated with the task of the day to day running of the parties. The issue of having an NMC that is not fully constituted has made it impossible to put off the raging fire between the two Fonts in the party, Kieleweke, and Tangatanga.
Raphael Tuju speaking to one of the Local Newspaper revealed that the former members whose names are gazetted, stopped being members of the party after the president appointed them to government jobs. This has made it very difficult for the Jubilee Party to bring its members together in case of any crisis or manage their matters amicably.
David Murathe is still the vice chairperson of the Jubilee party
David Murathe Back to Jubilee Party
David Murathe rendered his resignation letter as Jubilee party interim vice-chair to the president early January 2019 who is the party leader. Murathe resigned citing he could not serve the party’s National Executive Committee as he was opposed to Ruto’s 2022 presidential bid. Murathe wanted Ruto to retire alongside Uhuru in 2022. Reports have emerged that the President didn’t accept his resignation letter and he is still the party’s vice-chair.
Raphael Tuju speaking to Saturday Nation revealed that all the resignations are made to president Uhuru and he has the authority to accept them or decline them. Tuju revealed that Murathe’s resignation was not accepted by the president who is the party leader. No wonder the party has not appointed a new vice Chairman since his resignation.