Raphael Tuju, the Jubilee party secretary-general, has today hinted at a plausible reunion between his party and DP William Ruto.
Tuju said that the ruling party had intentions of mending fences with the deputy president, saying they couldn’t rule out such a chance.
“Maybe yes, maybe no. Despite being faithful, I have my way of thinking, and because I see things differently, I articulate my positions and views differently, said Tuju.
Tuju further indicated that he freely discusses issues about politics and other matters with DP Ruto.
“I don’t have a personal problem with the DP, although we have different views regarding the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI). That’s where our ideologies differ, but he remains the party’s deputy, added Tuju.
Tuju’s sentiments come when the Orange Democratic Movement and Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance have hinted at a possible alliance.
The politician contested JP plan to remove DP Ruto as its deputy leader. He stated that the National Executive Council had the mandate to carry out the decision, adding that Ruto remained Jubilee’s party deputy leader.
President Uhuru Kenyatta will chair the NEC meeting, which will decide on whether to expel Ruto from the Jubilee party for defending the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) agenda.
“NEC is the one with the mandate to address this issue. Therefore, I cannot speculate on its decision,” said Tuju.
The differences within the ruling party caused a rift between President Kenyatta and his deputy. In turn, some members showing allegiances to other parties lost their positions.
A recent purge saw six nominated senators removed from the party. Naomi Waqo, Falhada Dekow, Mary Seneta, Millicent Omanga, Isaac Mwaura, and Victor Prengei were expelled for defending the interests of Ruto’s party and disloyalty.
In a recent interview, DP Ruto said he would run for the 2022 Presidency using the UDA ticket if things didn’t work out with Jubilee.