Jubilee party will crumble after 2017, says expert
10 August 2016, 07:25
Nairobi - As president Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto prepare to launch their 2017 re-election vehicle in September, a political analyst has advised the Deputy president to start looking for plan B because the new Jubilee party will likely crumble after the 2017 polls.
Nakuru based political analyst, John Merit said that the new Jubilee party will be no more after achieving its sole purpose of securing victory for President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2017 polls.
Speaking Tuesday in Nakuru town, Merit said Ruto must start preparing the vehicle he will use in seeking the presidency in 2022.
“The truth is that the Jubilee party will have crumbled by the time we approach 2022. There will be so many splinter parties inside Jubilee and Ruto will not have control and possession of Jubilee because it will be in the hands of its true owners,” said Merit.
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“The DP should start working on how he will have his own party in place ahead of 2022 and he should be working behind the scenes to form his own party which he can control because after 2017 Jubilee will go back to its owners and Ruto will have no party,” he added.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have been at the forefront of pushing for the formation of the new Jubilee party which they will use in seeking re-election in next year’s polls.
Already, 12 political parties have agreed to dissolve and join the new Jubilee party which is expected to be launched in September.
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