Jubilee party is no more and it is because of this man Ruto - Tiaty MP William Kamket
Jacob Onyango|April. 15, 2019
Tiaty MP William Kamket has declared the Jubilee party dead and he believes Deputy President William Ruto is responsible for the rapid disintegration of the once formidable ruling political outfit.
Kamket accused Ruto who is Jubilee deputy leader of being behind all the political chaos and the widening rift between politicians in the party.
Appearing on Citizen TV on Monday, April 15, the outspoken KANU lawmaker argued the Jubilee party that Kenyans used to know back in 2017 is no longer there.
"When you talk about Jubilee, which Jubilee are you talking about. With all practical purposes, the Jubilee of 2017 is no more. We have new formations," he said, perhaps referring to the so called Tanga Tanga and Kieleweke factions of the ruling party.
Kamket held that Jubilee's troubles started when Ruto hit the ground running with his 2022 political agendaa month after he was sworn in as deputy president with Uhuru Kenyatta as the president.
"The whole noise about politics is because of ‘this man’ (Ruto) trying to outshine the boss. He is the cause of all these noises.
He is the one who began running for the presidency one month after being sworn in as DP," the MP argued.
He added Ruto's decision to continue with politics despite the president having directed leaders to shelve the 2022 politics and give room for service delivery and development will come with consequences.
"Choices have consequences, so when they choose to do politics, be prepared for the consequences of those politics.
When we have a government talking at cross purposes...the other day we heard the president saying there is no turning back on the handshake...and what does the DP say?" Kamket posed.
Ruto and his allies in the Tanga Tanga team are understood to be opposed to the March 2018 Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) popularly known as the handshake, which was signed between Uhuru and Opposition leader Raila Odinga.
The faction also raised a plethora of issues regarding the ongoing war on corruption which it claimed was, among other things, being used to scatter the DP's 2022 presidential ambition.
On the other hand, Uhuru, and his allies in the team Kieleweke group are seen to be keen on implementation of the Big Four agenda; implementation of the handshake, and intensifying war on corruption.
Delivering his State of the Nation Address on April 4, 2019, the president stated there will be no turning back on the handshake, the war on corruption and the Big Four agenda.
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