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Uhuru tries to convince Jubilee partners to join new party

24 January 2015, 16:04 William Korir

Nairobi - As far as his political assertions since taking power go, president Uhuru Kenyatta has passed with flying colours, but the latest test, to convince Jubilee partners to join up and become one big party will be the real deal.

The president arrived in Naivasha town Saturday to attend the Jubilee parliamentary group meeting, where the chief agenda will be to talk about his new organization, the Jubilee Alliance Party.

The party is a marriage between his National Alliance TNA and Deputy President William Ruto's United Republican Party URP.

One can argue though, that the problems are solvable.

First, MPs have a gripe with the new party because they say they were not consulted about it.

Second, smaller partners say that they do not want to be absorbed because they will play small fiddle to the bigger partners who will demand a bigger say in party affairs.

The first problem will be easy for the president. He knows that with a united front, the party will likely be in power for the foreseeable future after the 2017 General Election.

Thus MPs will want to be part of the team.

The second one will be a bigger problem.

The smaller partners fear that they will disappear into the very lower reaches of the new party and they will not push their agenda in the manner they wish to do as part of a huge party.

" We will disappear. I am not against a big party at all, I just feel that it will not represent the people of Meru in the manner that they want, Meru Senator Kiraitu Murungi," the chairman of the National Party of Kenya said.

Support for the new party is there nonetheless, with its key sponsors saying it will keep them in power till 2032.

" With this party, we will be in power till 2032," Leader of Majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale said.

" If we can consolidate and become one, this will be an unstoppable machine," he added.

It is expected that the president will sell the vision of a stronger party and an unbeatable unit at the meeting, and will also clamour for help in defeating the ICC menace which has been a problem for the country in recent years and of which DP Ruto is yet to set himself free from.

The alliance is set to table a motion when the house resumes to protect future Deputy President's from prosecution.

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