After today’s Jubilee Parliamentary PG which was attended by President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy William Ruto a photo has emerged where the President seems to signal his deputy that he will make a call later to him.
This signal has caused uproar in social media handles as many perceive it as a way the President was going to explain to his deputy what transpired and made him to make the changes.
The Deputy President today seemed not to be worried at all during the meeting as his allies were being kicked out in his presence.
The meeting which happened today at KICC only 3 people were given a chance to speak where the Deputy President never spoke and hence the President show the need of calling and explaining to him what transpired. It has never happened before when the President and the Deputy President are around its the duty of the DP to invite the President to speak but today things were contrary.
It’s only the person who made the opening prayers and Raphael Tuju who is the Party’s Secretary-General were allowed to speak and in turn invited the President to speak and the meeting lasted only for 30 minutes.
Among the key ousted MPs are vocal Ruto allies Kikuyu’s Kimani Ichungwa, Uasin Gishu Women Rep Gladys Boss Shollei, Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria, Kandara MP Alice Wahome among others and the recent one Aden Duale who was relieved his duties as Majority Leader in the National Assembly and replaced by Kipipiri MP Amos Kimunya.
The Jubilee Party Fumigation also saw key Ruto allies in the Senate stripped of their positions earlier last month.
Elgeyo Marakwet’s Kipchumba Murkomen, Nakuru County’s Susan Kihika and Tharaka Nithi Senator Kithure Kindiki were kicked out of Majority Leader, Chief Whip and Deputy Speaker positions respectively, were accused of frustrating President Kenyatta’s agenda in the house.
The onslaughter targeted at the DP allies, pundits believe, is aimed clipping his wings hence thwart his influence in Parliament ahead of 2022 presidential elections.
The perceived rebellious MPs recently unveiled parallel Jubilee offices which they branded as Jubilee Asili said to be located on Makindu Road, off Riara Road in Nairobi’s Kilimani area.
Murkomen said the aggrieved lawmakers took the move after they were blocked from accessing Jubilee party offices located in Pangani.The Elgeyo Marakwet Senator further explained that Jubilee Asili is not a party but “a meeting location for like-minded MPs”.
But Jubilee Asili which has been branded with Ruto’s dissolved URP party colours, has been touted as a new party that the Deputy President is intending to use in the race to State House in 2022.