Stop 2022 talk, Jubilee leaders ordered
03 July 2016, 09:53
Nairobi - Jubilee Coalition MPs have been ordered to stop the 2022 elections debate.
According to sources that spoke to News24, the Deputy President William Ruto has instructed all leaders to stop the 2022 talks as it is causing unnecessary divisions in the country a full 6 years to the polls.
Ruto says that the move to speak loudly about the polls will not help Jubilee ahead of the 2017 polls.
" MPs have been ordered to stop the 2022 talk," the source stated.
The 2022 talk was triggered by Kiambu Governor William Kabogo who stated that the Kikuyu vote for the polls would not automatically go to the DP.
And Ruto, speaking Saturday insisted that it was best to concentrate on the 2017 polls.
" We have 2017 waiting for us. I believe it is respectful to Kenyans to concentrate on that before jumping to an election that is many years away," he stated.
The debate has allegedly caused tension between the Jubilee Coalition parties which are connected by virtue of Ruto's contribution to the coalition.
Ruto supported President Uhuru Kenyatta in the 2013 polls and will do the same come 2017 and it is expected that the Kikuyu vote in 2022 will back Ruto for the Presidency.
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