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Kabogo's message to DP Ruto

Martin Murigi
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Deputy President William Ruto and former Kiambu Governor William Kabogo at a past event. [Source/ William Kabogo]

Deputy President William Ruto will be the biggest casualty if the current rift in the Jubilee Party leads to its death, a Kiambu politician has observed.

Former Governor William Kabogo noted that the simmering differences in the ruling party were threatening its existence and warned Jubilee may not be there for Ruto to vie on its ticket in his 2022 presidential bid.

Speaking during a political show on NTV on Tuesday night, Kabogo said political parties in Kenya tend to have a short lifespan and observed the governing party was not any different.

"From the 2002 general election, no party which has won has gone to the next election holding together. What we are seeing in Jubilee today clearly shows it might not be there in 2022," he said during the Side Bar show.

Appearing on the same show, city lawyer and political commentator Steve Ogolla said lack of ideology in the President Uhuru Kenyatta-led party is what will make it fail to stand the political storm facing it.

"Jubilee is collapsing like a stack of cards. It had no holding ideology just individual and partisan interests. Some have fulfilled their desires and see no legitimate reason to stay in the coalition," Ogolla said.

Kabogo urged Uhuru, who is the Jubilee Party leader, to move fast and calm the rising political temperatures in his party and country since they were harming the economy.

"It is only you (President) who can stop what is happening now. Please come out and explain clearly to Kenyans what is going on," he said.

The former county boss added: "Let's not keep the country in electioneering mode year in, year out."

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