Kenya’s deputy president, William Ruto, verbally attacked his fellow party members in disrespect as he commented on the party’s treatment towards him. The deputy, owing to a long line of scandals and negation of responsibilities, found himself on the party’s leeward side.
During the 2017 elections, the deputy was accused of interfering with the party nominations at the time. The scandal brought to light his rather ‘greedy ambitions’ to light as critics and political analysts told Africa24.News (africa24.news).
“The deputy displayed his move during the 2017 elections. The President, Uhuru Kenyatta, had promised to support him but the deputy’s move to weaken the President’s stronghold declared ulterior motives. The President has asked the deputy together with his bandwagon to wait for the campaign year and concentrate on work. The deputy however opted to campaign since 2017 leaving the President on his own,” commented a senior political analyst in the country’s capital, Nairobi.
Speaking to Citizen TV on Thursday, August 27, the DP alleged Jubilee was no longer functioning as a party. This comes after the party’s powerful vice chairman, David Murathe, boldly told the deputy he can leave. The deputy looked to portray a saintly figure in the interview as he talked of cracking down ethnicity in the country. Critics found this deceiving as the deputy has already been accused of causing division among the GEMA and Kalenjin communities to his favor.
“… the party has been hijacked by busy bodies, conmen and brokers,” said the Deputy President.
Reports from the party say that this comes after the deputy’s plans to run the party were noticed and disrupted after the 2017 elections. The deputy had ignored the fact that the party was formed at the backbone of 12 political parties giving it a strong base.
The deputy claims the party has been hijacked after a series of his failed narratives.
“The said hijackers the deputy talks about are the party members that refused to dance to his tunes. The ‘busy bodies’ he speaks about are his fellow party members who chose to remain loyal to the party. It seems the deputy chooses to discreet his opponents by verbal altercations than face them in the political arena,” a jubilee inside-source told africa24.news.
Sources from the Jubilee party further said there are no new people in the party. They saw the DP’s comments as another narrative that he is trying to set by blaming faceless people who do not exist.
“The party has not added any other party to its coalition. What hijacking is the DP talking about? By who? From Where,” questioned the inside-source. “If his games are failing inside the party he can take the easy way out. He can run.”
This comes many months after Kenya’s President told the Deputy to pause politics for a while and work to support Kenyans. The deputy has been also accused of opening a parallel Jubilee Party office tagged “Jubilee asili”.