Kirinyaga Governor Anne Waiguru is expressing concern that the ruling Jubilee Party is gravitating away from the ideals which informed its formation.
According to Waiguru this does not augur well for the party’s long-term political objectives
“The rains have beaten us. Our fortunes are dwindling. Intense introspection is demanded.” She said
The outspoken County Chief is especially worried that if the party does not adjust and adapt to the changing times, it might shed the massive support that it once enjoyed to the extent that it formed government on two occasions.
“As we head to 2022 we must recognize that the Party is now operating in a new context far different from 10 years ago. We have a much younger generation dominating the electorate. Our outlook and strategies must suit the times and so we must be willing to step off our comfort zones and embrace new ways of thinking and doing. We need a re-energized Jubilee that projects the face of Kenya in all its diversities.” She said in a statesment Monday afternoon
We must also be pragmatic and re-open both the sides and back of the tent for people to enter and re enter.
The Kirinyaga Governor says the political careers on many leaders lie with the party and hence the need to change the mode of operation sooner rather than later.
“A lot of futures are tied to the fate of the Party and we must restore its vision, glory and stature or contend with predictable consequences.” She said
“The Jubilee Party carries the dreams and aspirations of many Kenyans. It was built on the strengths of many. The party became what it was because of it’s diverse and broad support base.” she added
Waiguru’s sentiments come at a time the party is divided down the middle with President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto appearing to read from different scripts.
Two factions, pledging loyalty either to the President or the DP, have since emerged, and barring any intervention, it seems the two sides will go into the next election as separate entities, in fact as opponents.