Deputy President William Ruto has been ejected as Jubilee's deputy party leader pending one last determination.
The Standard on March 16 reported that the party's National Management Committee (NMC) moved to oust DP Ruto and forward the decision to the National Executive Committee (NEC) chaired by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
The DP's fate as party deputy leader now lies in the hands of President Kenyatta.
File image of Deputy President William Ruto. |Photo| Courtesy|
Leaders in the ruling Jubilee party have often pointed an accusing finger at the DP, citing sabotage of the president's agenda.
Most recently, the leaders have grown frustrated with DP Ruto and his allies' affiliation to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), whose candidates they have campaigned for in the previous by-elections.
Jubilee Secretary-General Raphael Tuju told the publication that the party yesterday resolved to oust the DP as deputy party leader.
“The NMC discussed the matter and resolved to remove the DP as per the party constitution.
"The matter is active, we have the recommendations of NMC and now only waiting for the party leader to convene a NEC meeting to deliberate on the matter,” Tuju stated.
Deputy President William Ruto addresses leaders allied to him at his Karen residence. |Photo| Courtesy|