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Ruto faces expulsion from Jubilee as delegates meet

Jubilee Party members advancing the ideals of other political parties could see themselves expelled from the party this month.
The party is set to hold its national delegates conference this month to ratify the proposal. 
The delegates will also give guidelines on how to conduct party grassroot polls to elect new officials who will spearhead the party’s preparations for the upcoming 2022 general election.
The major target of the NDC is Deputy President William Ruto who doubles up as the party’s deputy party leader and who has been openly campaigning for his State House bid under the United Democratic Alliance.
Having ignored calls by fellow party officials and members to resign as Jubilee Party deputy head for forming a new political vehicle UDA, the tenure of DP Ruto as Jubilee’s deputy party leader is now on its sunset.
The National Delegates Conference are set to meet end of November to deliberate on his fate which now lies with President Uhuru Kenyatta, the party’s leader.
“We must give a 21-day notice, the party leader is extremely busy and we have to follow his schedule…,” said Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju.
Though Tuju declined to reveal the agenda of the meeting, sources intimated that members not towing the party line will be shown the door and deregistered, new officials unveiled during the conference.
“We wanted to have the elections but it was delayed because of some of the requirement of the registrar of political parties we are a very litigious country and if we don’t follow instructions we will be n trouble…,” added Tuju.
With the 2018 handshake having birthed coalition talks between the Jubilee Party and the Raila Odinga led ODM, the delegates are also expected to ratify decisions that have been arrived at.
The conference will also set in motion the party’s activities ahead of the general election slated for next year, and with calls for the resignation of the secretary general magnified, his fate too remains unclear.

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