On Saturday, Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru declared that the ruling Jubilee Party needed to hold fresh elections urgently in order to avert any more divisions amongst its members.
In a series of tweets, the Kirinyaga governor expressed concern in the manner in which official statements purporting to come out of the party were made without consultations.
“It is therefore imperative, and in order, that the Jubilee Party hold party elections soonest possible, to forestall internal divisions, and ensure that statements are made by Elected Party Officials and that they in fact represent the views of the Jubilee Party as a whole,” read one tweet in part.
Waiguru asserted that the Jubilee Party needed to have elected party officials that would speak on behalf of all Jubilee members.
“The Jubilee Party, therefore, needs leadership that has a legitimate mandate and the people’s support,” another tweet read.
The popular Governor further went on to add that the party needed to show undivided support to its party leader, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Deputy, William Ruto, as they steer the country forward.
“The Jubilee Party is the Ruling Party of The Republic of Kenya. The party must therefore always demonstrate unity of purpose and exhibit its undivided support for the Big Four Agenda, accelerated development and enhancement of devolution for the welfare of Kenyans,” read another tweet.
Notwithstanding, she also conveyed her support to the Building Bridges Initiative and urged other party members to follow suit in order to ensure the continued unity of the nation.
Waiguru’s sentiments came at a time when tension inside the Jubilee party appeared to be escalating after Jubilee Vice Chairman, David Murathe remarked that Kikuyu community did not have a Memorandum of Understanding with anyone regarding the 2022 succession.
Speaking in Vihiga during the 39th Maragoli cultural festival on December 26, Murathe declared that Uhuru and Ruto had already served the government for two terms and therefore should retire together.