President Uhuru Kenyatta has been castigated for targeting Deputy President William Ruto’s allies in the Senate and national assembly in recent Jubilee party leadership shake ups, with the view that it is a matter of bad timing for the President to remove some Jubilee leaders from crucial dockets in parliament when the world is grappling with the Covid-19 pandemic .
Kapenguria MP Samuel Moroto who said he is allied to President Kenyatta, noted that the President started his tenure well in 2013, by initiating many development projects throughout the country.
Speaking in his constituency, the Jubilee legislator said that many of them left other parties like KANU and joined Jubilee expecting the country will be united. “Mr President, what you are doing won’t help us,” he said, adding that many have lamented the removal of former deputy Senate Speaker Kithure Kindiki.
He added that Deputy President Ruto should be given time to work since he has been loyal to the President, “We knew that when Uhuru finishes his term, Ruto will take over.” He said the ongoing party changes are raising political tenperatures in Kenya, “It will be like the time we had teh tussle between the nation’s President and the people’s President and it’s not healthy at all.”
He revealed that missing the Jubilee parliamentary group meeting isn’t a big deal and that it’s not the first time some leaders are missing. However, he acknowledged any Jubilee party member who has gone against the party’s norms should face disciplinary action, but without any political bias.