As a group of MPs who supported President William Ruto continue to avoid the Azimio la Umoja coalition, cracks have continued to appear in the Jubilee Party.
On Sunday, President Ruto attended a church service in Nakuru with the divided group that was being led by East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Member of Parliament Kanini Kega.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Party appointed Kega as the new secretary general of Jubilee, and he declared their decision to cooperate with the Kenya Kwanza government.
“The sheer fact that we are present indicates that we acknowledge William Samoei Ruto as the Republic of Kenya’s fifth president.
I’ve come here in my capacity as the party’s Secretary General, he remarked.
With 34 members in the Senate and National Assembly, we will begin collaborating with you as of right now, Kega continued.
The Azimio la Umoja Coalition, of which the Jubilee party is a member, disputes the EALA MP’s assertion.
Because Ruto was not legitimately elected, according to Azimio leader Raila Odinga, the coalition does not recognize him as president.
“Azimio rejects the results of the 2022 election.
The Kenya Kwanza administration is an illegitimate authority that we cannot and will not recognize.
William Ruto is not recognized by us as Kenya’s president, Raila declared.
President Ruto was joined on Sunday by other Jubilee Party members Sabina Chege, Samuel Arama, Adan Keynan, Naomi Shaban, Jimmy Angwenyi, and Nelson Dzuya.
Even as Kega claims to be the party’s Secretary General, former Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni maintains his claim to the position and has taken disciplinary action against the lawmakers who met with President Ruto this week at State House.