uhuru new party
Uhuru, Ruto to coin new party
name for 2017 elections
However, Mr Gachagua said the door to join the
new party is still open.
Nyeri County Governor Nderitu Gachagua speaks
during a past event. He has said that the name of
the new Jubilee coalition will be decided by the
President Kenyatta and his deputy. PHOTO |
JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP
The new name for the Jubilee coalition will be
decided by the President and his deputy, a
spokesman for the Jubilee Alliance Party’s
Steering Committee has said.
According to Mr Nderitu Gachagua, the panel
decided Mr Uhuru Kenyatta and Mr William
Ruto should come up with the party name,
which they will use to seek re-election in the
2017 General Election.
“It was difficult for us as members of (the)
Jubilee coalition to agree on a name.
Nevertheless, the new name must start with
‘Jubilee’,” he told the Daily Nation in an
He said the name “Jubilee” is important
because they used it during the last elections
and because their supporters have become
fond of it. Therefore, they have no choice but
to use it, he added.
Mr Gachagua, the Nyeri County governor, also
noted that the two principals must come up
with the new name before December 18, after
all willing small parties will have merged to
form the new party and before they meet at
Kasarani to launch it.
He added that his team is preparing a
schedule they will use to convene a meeting
with all the MCAs, governors, senators and
MPs allied to the Jubilee coalition.