JP members tell off unity government proponents
By David Musundi
Jubilee Party members in Trans Nzoia County have told off politicians demanding for the removal of leaders allied to Deputy President William Ruto from Cabinet and other establishments in a move to pave way for the formation of the government of unity comprising of politicians from ODM and KANU among other outfits.
The party members said all was not well within the ruling party and blamed the endless feuds on a clique of spent forces bent on frustrating DP Ruto with blessings from outsiders for rocking the party from within.
"It’s very much unfortunate that some people we allowed to be in office albeit on an acting capacity are now working in cohorts with people from other political outfits to rock the party from within,” said Job Sang in a statement.
They spoke in Kitale on Monday, a day after Bahati MP Kimani Ngunjiri alleged that President Uhuru Kenyatta was planning to make sweeping changes in Cabinet to replace allies of Deputy President William Rut
“President Kenyatta who is Our Party leader has the prerogative to hire and fire. If he feels CSs allied to the Deputy President are unfit for office, let him remove them instead of these Ping-Pong,” said Sang.
Sang said Jubilee doesn’t belong to any politician but members who willfully joined including the party leader who left his TNA Party and join hands with DP Ruto who willingly disbanded his then URP Party to unite Kenyans in one formidable party.
Former URP Chairman Eliud Tormoi said followers of the Deputy President were not about to decamp from the party and dared anyone who thought was uncomfortable to quit instead of lecturing other members.
“We are all Kenyans and no one is more Kenyan than another. We want to remind those making noise that we as a community has ever been supporting presidential candidates all the way from the founding Father of this Nation the late Mzee Jomo Kenyatta to the incumbent President,” said Tormoi .
He said there was no doubt that by what was going on, President Uhuru Kenyatta was confirming that Parties in Kenya are formed for the convenience of winning electins only and told the President to dissolve the Government and seek for re election on a different Party.
"It will not be so easy even for President Kenyatta to win an election today if elections are called. We are telling those who think we are squartters in Jubilee to brave for tougher times because we are not leaving the party for anyone," he said.
Tormoi asked the President to take charge and reprimand some functionaries who have been fermenting tension in the Party.
"Mr. President, take charge and put gloves on and extinguish the unfriendly fires that are being lit by some Cerelack babies who think whatever they are fermenting is acceptable to Kenyans," he added.