Jubilee cancels party meeting scheduled for Tuesday


Jubilee cancels party meeting scheduled for Tuesday
File image of Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju. PHOTO| COURTESY

In Summary

  • Addressing a press conference on Monday afternoon, Tuju refuted reports that President Uhuru Kenyatta had convened a PG meeting to try and mend apparent cracks that threaten to tear apart the ruling party.
  • Tuju insisted that there is no division in Jubilee, adding that the apparent dissent in party can only be termed as "teething problems."
  • The Jubilee SG added that in the next few weeks, there shall be announcements on the party strengthening measures one of which will be a Jubilee retreat.

The Jubilee Party will not hold a parliamentary group meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 3, Secretary General Raphael Tuju has said.

Addressing a press conference on Monday afternoon, Tuju refuted reports that President Uhuru Kenyatta had convened a PG meeting to try and mend apparent cracks that threaten to tear apart the ruling party.

“After due consultation and speaking to Majority Leader Adan Duale I can confirm that there is no Jubilee parliamentary group meeting tomorrow,” said Tuju.

Tuju insisted that there is no division in Jubilee, adding that the apparent dissent in party can only be termed as “teething problems.”

“I hear about different wings in Jubilee Party. As Secretary General, I’ve been looking for these wings and I’ve not seen them. We only have legs in Jubilee… The legs of our foot soldiers working to try and deliver what we promised Kenyans in our manifesto,” said Tuju.

“This question of wings is a storm in a tea cup. We have one party, one president and one deputy president.”

The Jubilee SG added that in the next few weeks, there shall be announcements on the party strengthening measures one of which will be a Jubilee retreat.

Well-placed sources had told Citizen TV the decision to convene the PG meeting was arrived at on Friday last week when President Kenyatta met the party’s leadership from the two chambers of Parliament at State House, Nairobi.

Claims of Deputy President William Ruto being left out in key decision making in government was said to be among the top agenda for the meeting.

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