Jubilee Party splits as a result of Raila’s ultimatums and weekly rallies

Jubilee Party is experiencing internal split following a statement by opposition leader Raila Odinga that he intends to stage weekly political rallies around the nation.

On January 23, 2023, Raila also gave his supporters eight ultimatums in which he urged them not to acknowledge President Dr. William Ruto as the President.

The Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) leader spoke to a sizable crowd at a rally at Kamkunji grounds in Nairobi County.

The Jubilee Party, a member of the Azimio la Umoja coalition, and a number of other elected and nominated Members of Parliament (MPs) have disagreed with Mr. Odinga’s demands.

The parliamentarians met with President Ruto on Monday morning.

Although the details of the meeting have not been made public, reports claim that the leaders have agreed to cooperate with the government.

“The leaders, despite being members of the Azimio la Umoja coalition, are willing to work with the President,” they told Nairobi News.

Some of the leaders who missed the rally are Joseph Githuku (Lamu Senator), Sabina Chege (nominated MP), Irene Njoki (Bahati Mp), Zachary Kwenya Thuku (Kinangop MP), Shadrach Mwiti (South Imenti MP), Amos Mwago, (Igembe Central MP), Dan Karitho, (Lamu West member MP), Mark Mwenje, (Embakasi West member MP), and Kanini Kega, (EALA member) among others.

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