Jubilee Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju now says that the party remains strong and intact despite having given indications of internal problems over the past few months.

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The ruling party has been experiencing disagreements and public exchanges between rival members and warring factions.

Speaking in Siaya, Tuju also defended President Uhuru Kenyatta's 2018 truce with ODM leader Raila Odinga which has been seen as the main issue causing the rift.

"We are working for the common good of our country. Our party manifesto espouses national unity. This is what handshake is all about," he was quoted by the Standard.

Tuju made the remarks when he represented Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiangi during the official opening of Kipaji Talent Centre in Rarieda, Siaya county on Thursday.

The Cabinet Secretary without portfolio was responding to concerns by forces allied to Deputy President William Ruto who have been cautious of Raila's involvement with Uhuru.

He lamented that some people are yet to embrace the handshake, which he noted has been of great importance to the country on matters unity.

"It's therefore sad that some people loathe the handshake, which has brought the much-loved peace we enjoy today," said Tuju who also condemned the attacks on President Kenyatta by Ruto's forces lately, terming him a national leader and symbol of unity who should not be associated with tribal groupings.