By KBC Reporter
President Uhuru Kenyatta, has launched the Jubilee party in a colorful ceremony witnessed by tens of thousands of delegates and supporters.
In his address the President called for mature and peaceful campaigns and mature politics.
The President retraced the footsteps Kenya has made since independence and accompanying challenges.
He outlined Kenyan politics that he said ushered in an era of ethnic politics in the 90s. He said the Jubilee party has opted to usher good leadership that will bring about true shared prosperity emphasizing that only unity brings a firm foundation to such success.
He asked leaders to offer leadership that will unite Kenya and not find opportunity in division. He said he was ready for competition but called for a peace playing ground saying security will be provided for all parties.
Deputy President William Ruto was the first to address the delegates after they joined Artists in a jig. He presented to the delegates a list of defectors who have joined Jubilee.
Karachunyo MP James Rege-Karachunyo and Marsabit Senator Abubakar Harugura formerly of ODM were for the first time officially introduced as new entrants to the party.
The delegates Friday endorsed the President as the party leader with Deputy President William Rutto as his Deputy. During the party’s launch on Saturday the President is also expected to unveil the party’s interim officials.
Jubilee party was formed after the merger of 11 affiliate parties. The Party rallies Kenyan unity under the Swahili slogan ‘Tuko Pamoja’ meaning we are Together’.
Earlier this afternoon the President officially opened the Jubilee Party Head Quarters at Jubilee House at Pangani, Nairobi.
The eight storied building will be the nerve centre for the President Uhurus re-election campaign come August 8, 2017. The Party headquarters will run on a 24 hour basis.