CS Duale tears into Uhuru after Jubilee office drama: “Cease muddying your image by trying to resuscitate a dead party”
- Former Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni and EALA MP Kanini Kega have locked horns over who is the bona-fide Secretary General of the former ruling party Jubilee.
- CS Duale says retired President Uhuru Kenyatta should "emulate the former Presidents by keeping off active politics and sullying his name by engaging in petty politics."
Defence Cabinet Secretary Aden Duale has castigated retired President Uhuru Kenyatta over his handling of Jubilee party wrangles.
On Wednesday afternoon, the former President unusually patronized the former ruling party’s headquarters in Kileleshwa, Nairobi, to demonstrate support for embattled secretary-general Jeremiah Kioni.
Kioni, ex-Ndaragwa MP, is tussling over the post with East African Legislative Assembly member of parliament Kanini Kega. Earlier, supporters of Kioni and Kega had engaged police in running battles.
Uhuru Vs Cops
At one moment, Uhuru verbally engaged police officers: “We are not leaving here until you leave…. want to ask our police officers to kindly follow the law and we have seen you so many times following the path of violating the law. Please adhere to justice because you pledged to protect the country and the people.”
Uhuru later issued a press conference saying, “Sisi hatuna shida na mtu...wale wanaotaka kuenda wahame kwa amani watuachie chama chetu cha Jubilee."
In his statement released on Wednesday evening, Duale who politically fell out with Uhuru prior to the August election said: “It’s appalling the depths the former President has fallen to the extent he rudely castigates police officers on official duty protecting life and property.”
He added: “The former President should respect his standing in society and emulate the former Presidents by keeping off active politics and sullying his name by engaging in petty politics.”
Party pale shadow
CS Duale, a member of President William Ruto’s United Democratic Alliance party described Jubilee as “a pale shadow of its former self.”
“The once behemoth of party with near super majority of 174 lawmakers is now having a paltry number who have since shifted their allegiance. Uhuru should cease muddying his image by trying to resuscitate a dead party and leave the tussle to elected MPs,” he added.
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