NAIROBI—Political leaders from north rift and close allies of deputy President William Ruto have registered two political parties after cracks have emerged in the ruling Jubilee party.
Nandi Senator Samson Cherargei said that they were looking for a new political vehicle for the DP to contest 2022 presidential race.
“As friends of William Ruto, we are contemplating formation of our own party. We are thinking of leaving Jubilee Party to Uhuru and his people,” said Cherargei.
Two political parties, United Green Party (UGP) and Grand Dream Development Party (GDDP), have so far been issued with a certificate of registration.
Confirming the allegations, Lucy Ndung’u who is the Registrar of political parties on Tuesday said the two political parties have been registered.
“We haven’t registered fully any political party but we have received applications and two have received interim certificates,” she said.
On Monday, the chairman of the Nyeri chapter of the Kikuyu Council of Elders, David Muthoga, stated that the community will negotiate with all presidential candidates and support whomever will give them the best deal.
The statement, coming against a backdrop of conflicting statements by elected leaders from Central, undermined the narrative that the Kikuyu as a community will back Ruto to succeed Uhuru.
Senate Majority Leader Murkomen, Charargei and MP Oscar Sudi are on record saying that proposed lifestyle audit was not backed by law and was targeting specific people.