We will not join Jubilee – Saba Saba Asili

President Uhuru Kenyatta and DP William Ruto with party leaders during the official announcement of the formation of Jubilee party at State House. [Photo/PSCU]

Saba Saba Asili party has rejected the lure to dissolve and join Jubilee, with the party’s Secretary General Joseph Kangocho saying they risk being overlooked due to their ‘minority’ status.

Addressing the press on Wednesday in Murang’a, Kangocho said that the party chose to pull out of the merger a day before the gathering at Kasarani after consultations between the party officials and the clergy.

“We chose to pull out of the merger a day before the gathering at Kasarani after party officials and the clergy consulted each other. Small parties are sidelined along big parties like TNA and URP which hinders sharing of the positions amongst the parties, something that has not been looked into even after raising concern,” said Kangocho.

The secretary general also said that merging into one party would let their members down since the senior people in the party shall not be embraced and it would be wrong to downplay the spirit of the party patron Kenneth Matiba who fought for multiparty democracy in the country.

Kangocho further added that they respect the stand of other parties joining the merger and as such they should carry on with their blessing without involving the Saba Saba Asili Party.

Further, the secretary general said that they are fully behind the president and his deputy in their bid for the top seat come 2017. He lastly called upon like-minded people to join the party and prepare for the 2017 polls where the party shall have all the positions represented.

By Juliet Tsuma

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