NAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 9 – Deputy President William Ruto will on Friday preside over a ceremony where the Jubilee Party will officially be brought into being before it is launched by President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday.
At the event, the new party headquarters will also be unveiled and a team set up to run registration and coordinate grassroots campaigns.
On Thursday, affiliate parties dissolved led by The National Alliance and Deputy President William Ruto’s United Republican Party.
The delegates of the parties that are affiliated to the Jubilee Party spent the day passing resolutions for the merger at the Bomas of Kenya and Kasarani Stadium.
TNA, URP, Ford People, New Ford Kenya, TIP TIP, UDF, the Alliance Party of Kenya, the Unity Party of Kenya among others now no longer exist in what leader of the majority in the National Assembly Aden Duale said is ‘a new dawn in Kenyan politics.’
According to Johnson Sakaja who was TNA Chairman, the party had lived to see its dream of delivering development to Kenyans and spreading its wings of uniting the country especially through the formation of one party that has incorporated parties considered as regional.
Despite the hurdles TNA went through especially the International Criminal Court (ICC) cases against President Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto, Sakaja acknowledged the resilience they exhibited to prove critics wrong.
Among the achievements he considered important for the country was Kenya’s international recognition that has seen world leaders consistently visit Kenya despite warnings of consequences if President Kenyatta and Ruto were elected in 2013.