DP Ruto asks Jubilee leaders to focus on transformative agenda


Deputy President William Ruto has said Jubilee is united and focussed on the transformation of the country.

He said there were no divisions in the party contrary to claims by a section of the media.

“There are no factions led by President Uhuru Kenyatta and the other one by me,” he said.

Speaking in Baringo and Nakuru Counties on Saturday where he launched various development projects, Dr Ruto said those spreading that kind of information were malicious.

“That is the work of the elements in the Opposition who are after destroying Jubilee,” he added.

The Deputy President asked the Opposition to fix its house, which is in a mess, rather than poke fingers at the Jubilee Party.

In Marigat where he led a Boda Boda empowerment project, Dr Ruto said the Opposition was disintegrating and needs to “urgently address its internal issues” before thinking of lecturing Jubilee on party leadership.

He maintained that Jubilee had a clear manifesto and leadership structure unlike the Opposition.

“We know we have one leader and we have our manifesto to adhere to; in our hands we have the Big Four agenda and the Vision 2030. We thus know where we are heading to in making the lives of Kenyans better,” he explained.

At the same time, Dr Ruto urged Jubilee party members to shun opposition’s divisive politics, and instead focus on fulfilling the Jubilee manifesto.

He said Jubilee has no time for outdated politics that is informed by hate, ethnicity and petty leadership wrangles.

The Deputy President was accompanied by Water and Sanitation Simon Chelugui, Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis, Nakuru Senator Susan Kihika, MPs Charles Kamuren (Baringo South), Florence Jematiah (EALA) and Daniel Tuitoek(Mogotio).

Others were Moses Lessonet (Eldama Ravine), William Cheptumo (Baringo North), Kuria Kimani (Molo), Kimani Ngunjiri (Bahati), David Gikaria (Nakuru Town East), Liz Chelule (Nakuru Women Rep).

Mr Gikaria said Jubilee was an organised party that is led by visionary leadership.

“We have a clear party structure; we are organised and aware that Dr Ruto would be succeeding President Kenyatta in 2022,” said the Nakuru Town East lawmaker.

While supporting Mr Gikaria on the unity of Jubilee, Mr Ngunjiri asked the Opposition to prepare for a “proper beating” in the November 7 Kibra by-election.

“They are worried of the imminent defeat in the race. That is why they have opted to feed the media with propaganda on the internal affairs of the Jubilee party,” he observed.

Ms Kihika said the Opposition should “relax and stop panicking”.

On their part, Mr Lessonet, Mr Cheptumo and Ms Chelule opposed the calls for the referendum, saying there was no time to put more burden to taxpayers.