Confusion as Jubilee Party Postpones Consultative Meeting for The Second Time

Jubilee Party has indefinitely postponed a consultative meeting that had been scheduled to take place on Friday, 14th February, after an earlier one set for 7th February, was also called off.

In a statement issued in Nairobi, Secretary-General Raphael Tuju said the country would still be mourning the death of retired President Daniel arap Moi, who will be buried on Wednesday, 13th February.

“As the nation continues to bid farewell to the departed President of the Republic of Kenya, Daniel Toroitich arap Moi, our party also joins other Kenyans in solidarity to pay our last respects.

“Under the prevailing circumstances, may I notify Jubilee Members of Parliament that the consultative meeting scheduled for Friday, 14th February, 2020 has been postponed,” the statement reads.

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The current statement cancelling the Friday meeting

Tuju assured the members that the much anticipated meeting would take place at a later date.

Initially, the meeting was to be held on 7th February, but the party cancelled it to mourn Mzee Moi, who died on Tuesday morning, 4th February.

The earlier statement that canceled 7th, February meeting.

The meeting was consultative and not Parliamentary Group (PG) because the President, who is the party leader was not available to preside over the forum.

The members of Jubilee Party have been demanding a PG meeting following divisions witnessed in the past one year.

Jubilee has split into the Kieleweke faction supporting President Uhuru Kenyatta and Tangatanga one, in solidarity with Deputy President William Ruto.

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The rift has been blamed on the party leadership’s failure to iron out contentious issues majorly brought about by the split over the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI).

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