Sunday September 8, 2019-Deputy President William Ruto has revealed that he held a secret meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta and devised a plan to discipline divisive legislators within Jubilee Party.
According to reports, Ruto disclosed that Jubilee will hold grassroots elections before the end of March 2020 with a view of defusing suspicion and tensions within Jubilee.
"The President and I have sat down and discussed. We have to put in place plans for Jubilee elections because the party constitution says elections should be done by March, starting from the grassroots," Ruto disclosed while adding that Uhuru was in total support of the elections.
Ruto, who was speaking in Cherangany, Trans Nzoia County, further highlighted that through grassroots elections, Jubilee members could own the party and feel that they own it as opposed to it being controlled by a few individuals in Nairobi.
Jubilee has been divided ever since the famous March 2018 handshake between Uhuru and Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader, Raila Odinga.
The move brought forth two factions, Kieleweke and TangaTanga.
DP Ruto and Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju have also been at loggerheads over a number of issues.
The Kenyan DAILY POST