Former President Uhuru Kenyatta photo

Former President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to step down from his positions as leader of the Jubilee Party and chairman of the Azimio la Umoja One Kenya Coalition Council.


As he continues to oversee the peace efforts he is doing, the Jubilee Party leadership has said that it does not want to get involved with him.


In the 2017 General Election, President Kenyatta won with the aid of the Jubilee Party. The party merged with others to create Azimio, which ran Mr. Raila Odinga for president in the August 2022 elections.


The director of elections for Jubilee, Kanini Kega, said that President Kenyatta would soon give up control of the party to focus on his new job.


"I'm sure he's arranged a time when he'll be passing the party's leadership reins over to someone else so that our Jubilee Party and the Azimio alliance will have new leaders. We want to discharge him as a party since he has received honours in all of our neighbouring nations," Mr. Kega remarked.

"Our former president has received several assignments to bring peace to many African nations. We don't want to burden him with too many responsibilities here in the nation, " he said.

Mr. Kega asked the previous head of state to give the job to someone who could do it well.

"We need him to provide us someone who will fearlessly lead this party even while he goes about his new obligations. He shouldn't abandon us entirely, however, since we need him to be one of the party's elders who will be giving us advice, " the former Kieni MP stated.


One of the ex-Head of State's closest aides, Jubilee vice-chair David Murathe, argued that President Kenyatta had not yet hung up his boots.


"Uhuru will continue leading the Jubilee Party; he will now concentrate his efforts on reforming the organisation," according to Mr. Murathe.


The former president, he said, would step down from his position as Azimio Council chairman. The association would then be controlled by Mr. Raila Odinga and the Executive Council, which would be chaired by the former governor of Kakamega, Wycliffe Oparanya.

"The conflict with Raila, the party head, will be avoided, " according to Mr. Murathe.

The information is released at a time when Jubilee politicians are uniting behind the President William Ruto-led Kenya Kwanza alliance. 


Anne Wanjiku Kibe, who used to represent Gatundu North in parliament, has turned in her letter of resignation from Jubilee.


Mr. Kega urged people to stay in the party and said that the top leadership is figuring out how to keep it lively.


The news that certain leaders, including Anne Kibe and others, were leaving the Jubilee devastated Mr. Kega.

He made it clear that the party will look at the mistakes it made in the August 9 elections and give its members advice by the end of December.

"Avoid being tricked into switching from Jubilee to any other party." 


Mr. Kega observed that members should not abandon their home simply because a nicer one that is not theirs has been offered elsewhere. "I urge those who are still in the party to remain there."


Mr. Kega recently said that he will support the Deputy President from inside his Jubilee Party while mobilising the Mt. Kenya area.


"DP Rigathi Gachagua is the most senior politician we now have in Mount Kenya, and we shall all fall under his wing. However, it has been misinterpreted by others to indicate that we are quitting our political party," according to Mr. Kega.


"I want to be clear that at this time, we are getting together under our own clothing. It'll be fine if we can concentrate on those other things in the future," he added. 

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