MP Dismisses Claims That President Kenyatta Is Unpopular

Kenyan legislator Aden Keynan has rubbished claims by a section of politicians that President Uhuru Kenyatta has lost the massive support he once enjoyed.

In an interview with Citizen TV on Tuesday, Mr. Kenyan said those assuming that President Kenyatta will have no say in the next year’s polls are mistaken.

At the same time, he dismissed claims that the Jubilee party headed by the Head of State is on its deathbed. According to the Eldas MP, the ruling party’s challenges are a normal thing as before every election, new political realignments take place.

“To that end, those assuming that because the President’s term is coming to an end Jubilee will end will be sorry,” said Keynan.

Kenyan ruling party had been marred with wrangles since their re-election in 2017. The outfit was formed in 2016 by Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto. However, the duo have fallen out and no longer read in the same script.

Ruto allied had worked out of the party and formed the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), accusing Jubilee of intimidation and harassment. The deputy president, over the weekend, revealed that he would use UDA as his new political vehicle to vie for the presidency in 2022.

The second in command had earlier claimed that there is a group of people within the State House who are out to scuttle his presidential bid.

Jubilee was in May floored in three parliamentary by-elections by the opposition parties after it failed to clinch a single-seat even in the backyard of Mr. Kenyatta.

All eyes are now on how the outfit will perform in the Kiambaa by-elections (central Kenya) slated for July 15.

Reports have emerged that the outfit will form an alliance with Raila Odinga’s Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) ahead of next year’s polls. The like-minded parties will also be included in the offing coalition.

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