MURANG’A, Kenya Jun 20 – Deputy President William Ruto says plans to bring together all political parties affiliated to Jubilee coalition under the Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP) ahead of the next general election are almost complete.
Ruto said they have resolved to bring all the affiliate parties together so as to strengthen the political party that could unite all Kenyans and propel President Uhuru Kenyatta to power for a second term.
“Our plans to bring all our friendly parties together are at an advanced stage,” he announced in Murang’a on Friday.
He added; “We want to have a strong political vehicle that can accommodate the overwhelming number of Kenyans who want to join us ahead of 2017 elections,”
The Deputy President made the remarks when he commissioned Kiunya CDF market in Gatanga constituency, Muranga County on Friday where he was accompanied by among others MPs Dennis Waweru (Dagoretti South), Ferdinand Waititu (Kabete), Humprey Njuguna (Gatanga), Mburu Kahangara (Lari) and Muranga Governor Mwangi wa Iria.
Ruto said the deal for 2017 for President Uhuru Kenyatta to contest for his second term was already sealed.
“The Jubilee Alliance fraternity would rally support for President Kenyatta for another term come the next elections. That chapter is closed and we are now focusing on 2022,” he said amid applause from the crowd. Ruto hopes succeed President Kenyatta in 2022.
He said the Opposition had already sensed defeat in the 2017 General Election but they were now focused on the 2022 elections.
“Our colleagues in the Opposition have even admitted that they will not beat President Kenyatta come the 2017 election and are preparing to battle it out with me in the 2022 general election,” he said.
Ruto asked leaders to popularize the new political outfit in areas under their jurisdictions.
“We are prepared and ready to woo all Kenyans to join JAP form the next government and this is why I ask all leaders to popularize the party in their respective areas,” he said.
He urged leaders to work together with discharging their duties for the sake of peace and development.
“ We should work together for the sake of peace and development of this region,” he said.