The Jubilee party has declared war on Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party. Jubilee intends to terminate its pre-election agreement with the now rebranded party.
Jubilee insists that it signed the agreement with Party for Development and Reforms (PDR) and not the United Democratic Alliance (UDA). According to them, they consider UDA a new entity.
Recently, Jubilee secretary-general Raphael Tuju, defending the party’s decision to expel nominated Senator Isaac Mwaura, said that they are not in coalition with UDA.
“It is dishonest to say we are in the same coalition with UDA. The coalition is hostile. Even in Parliament, UDA is hostile. We cannot allow it to continue,” Tuju said at the time.
Ruto denied all the claims of hostility. In fact, he insisted that the agreement between UDA and Jubilee is still valid.
“UDA and Jubilee are one. The two parties have a coalition agreement and have been working together. If they break Jubilee by trying to make it a tribal party, we will build UDA as the national party we wanted Jubilee to be,” Ruto said in a past address.
Ruto also said that UDA is his plan B if he no longer has access to the Jubilee party.