Jubilee’s clasped hand that symbolised unity is rapidly giving way to a clenched fist in popular imagination as the new badge of resistance in the ensuing war for the hearts, minds and soul of the Mount Kenya vote ahead of the August 9, 2022 elections.
The Kieleweke group is perceived as anti-Ruto and comprises mostly political veterans, including former Jubilee Vice-Chair David Murathe, and MPs Maoka Maore (Igembe), Maina Kamanda (nominated), Paul Koinange (Kiambaa) and Muturi Kigano (Kangema).
A year after President Uhuru Kenyatta was re-elected for his second — and final — term, Kenya is in the throes of yet another round of campaigns that could impact his legacy, and his March 9, 2018 “handshake” deal with opposition leader Raila Odinga.
Earlier, he had attended another church function with President Kenyatta at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Parish-Ridgeways in Kiambu, where the two called for Kenyans to promote peace and unity.
“I now find that it is no longer tenable to stay on as the party vice chairman, given that I will have to sit in the same National Executive Council with a man I am taking to court to block from running for president,” he told journalists at his G...
No region, community or Kenyan will be left behind now or in future,” he wrote on Twitter, in the wake of complaints that central Kenya, where the President comes from, had received little in terms of development projects.
This group toys with the minds of their people (the voting robots) to continue clinging to power even when their terms show nothing close to successful representation.
Nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura on Monday said the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga is to blame for the apparent division in the Jubilee party.
The intervention, sources said, came after Dr Ruto called his boss in the morning demanding to know why Mr Murathe "is still a party official even with his views aimed at breaking Jubilee".
Murathe, who unexpectedly resigned as vice chairman on Sunday, said those opposed to Ruto will form a new coalition to stop the DP from succeeding President Uhuru Kenyatta.
They want to fill the vacuum left by the confusion in the President’s turf — following his deal with Ruto before last year’s polls and the MoU with ODM leader Raila Odinga on March 9 during the handshake.
The legislator notes that the peace enjoyed in the Rift Valley is a product of the good working relationship between President Kenyatta and Dr Ruto, a scenario that he will guard jealously to ensure the status quo remains.
There is an argument in circulation that Murathe’s mission from the start was to set in motion the deliberate destruction of Jubilee in order to free its main original partner, the TNA, for new alliances.
Calling the court's bluff, the duo, crisscrossed both the Kikuyu and Kalenjin ethnic strongholds and shouted from the rooftops to all who cared to listen that they were being victimised for standing with their respective people.
Led by ex-Gatanga lawmaker Kimani Njuguna, under the Former Parliamentarians Association (FOPA) on Thursday expressed concern over high-octane politicking on the 2022 presidential election saying the debate could disrupt the government’s developme...
A group of elders has proposed a holiday on March 9 for celebrations of the peace Kenya experienced following the handshake between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Orange party leader Raila Odinga.
Migori Senator Ochillo Ayacko echoed this, saying Kenyans owe President Kenyatta allegiance and respect for the sake of civility.
Even as he pulls out all the stops to ensure a legacy that midwifes critical and transformative national development, the URP camp, allied to Dr Ruto, only seems hell-bent on fighting to retain power — which they already have anyway.
Of course, no one can ignore the potential for mischief with a Judiciary that is re-acquiring the bad old habits — as seen in the return of those ridiculous court orders giving suspects of white-collar crime virtual immunity from investigation and...
Senator Isaac Mwaura has come up with an explanation on what he believes is the main cause of the fallout in Jubilee as politicians allied to the ruling party continue to clash over Deputy President William Ruto's 2022 presidential ambition.
The governor was reacting to remarks by the immediate former Jubilee vice chairman David Murathe and some leaders who have been speaking about who succeeds President Uhuru Kenyatta.