Rift Valley Senator explains why he is not joining the new Jubilee Party
08 September 2016, 16:14
Nairobi - A Senator from the Rift Valley explains why he is not
joining the new Jubilee Party.
According to Pokot Senator John Lonyangapuo, the Jubilee
Party has been created to shoulder the interests of Deputy President William
Lonyangapuo says that the party is a vehicle for DP William
Ruto to contest the Presidency from and says that it has no ideology to help
He says that he is happy in KANU and that he will not jump
ship to join the new outfit.
“I and other leaders in KANU have taken the decision not to
support the Jubilee Party as we feel that he interests of ordinary Kenyans are
not represented in it,” he told News24.
He argued that the Jubilee Party is a throwback to the past
as it aims to kill multi-party democracy.
“The Jubilee Party is a vessel meant to kill democracy and
we will not be a part of it,” he added.
KANU and Lonyangapuo supported President Uhuru Kenyatta’s
presidential bid in the 2013 polls and are yet to decide who to support come
“That decision will be undertaken in early 2017,” he
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