Garissa Township MP Aden Duale has hinted at a plan by Deputy President William Ruto and his allies to ditch the Jubilee Party before the 2022 General Election.
Duale said the party led by President Uhuru Kenyatta had been hijacked by a few individuals, who do not care about its vision and mission.
“You saw what happened in the by-elections in Gaturi and Lakeview wards in Murang’a and Nakuru, respectively. The Jubilee Party lost. That tells you the party is not in safe hands,” he said.
Speaking during an interview with Citizen TV senior political editor Francis Gachuri, the former National Assembly Majority Leader said: “The party needs to be rescued from con men before it is too late.”
The vocal lawmaker explained that the largest party in the country had been turned into a “village kiosk”, as its top leaders, were not ready to sit down and sort out their differences.
“We in DP Ruto’s camp have a Plan B. We are counting days before surrendering the party to the President and con men. The reason why we are still hanging on is because we have invested heavily in this party and we cannot just wake up and say it is done,” he said.
He claimed that he had tried to broker a deal between the President and his deputy, but it had not worked.
“Both of them are my good friends. I’ve asked them what is happening, but none is willing to talk about it. They just said ‘everything is okay’,” Duale said.
The MP also said he had no regrets after losing the position of National Assembly Majority Leader.
“That was my time. I don’t blame the President because I know he was under pressure from certain politicians, who thought I was more loyal to the DP than him,” he said.