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Top newspaper headlines for June 14: Fallout in Jubilee party as Uhuru’s allies scatter

The country’s top newspapers on Monday,June 14 widely reported about the politics in President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Jubilee party.

The dailies further dwelled on the political unrest faced in the Mt Kenya region as 2022 General Elections nears.

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The Standard

This publication delved on the division seen in the ruling Jubilee party.

Jubilee was formed in September 2016 after eleven parties came together and merged.

According to the standard, President Uhuru Kenyatta has not been keen about his party since he second term presidential win in 2017.

This prompted various leaders in the party to exit and seek refuge in other parties.

Many complained that the party structure died after they lacked formal elections after four years into its launch as supposed.

David Murathe, the Jubilee party’s vice-chair said he was done with his mission and it was time to let someone else in into his position.

Murathe noted that his mission was to see party members who went against the Jubilee party’s rule get expulsed.

Other leaders like Kirinyaga County governor Anne Waiguru agreed that the party was sinking and something needs to be done sooner to salvage it.

Daily Nation

The daily reported that that Uhuru is leading a a divided cabinet who are only biding time before the disclose their support for Deputy President William Ruto who has not been in good terms with Uhuru.

According to the publication, the cabinet are projected to be in full support of Ruto in the 2022 General Elections.

It is reported that Ruto has been into various meeting with the cabinet to plan about his 2022 presidential bid.

The meetings, however, have been done secretly to avoid unnecessary voices from the Jubilee party members.

Revealing about his meetings with the CS’s, Ruto said that the main agenda was plans about his future ruling.

“I met 17 governors and other high profiled Kenyans to discuss with them future politics…But because of the nature of Kenyan police today, that if you are seen with William Ruto the next morning, the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) will be on your case, many of them prefer that we have these discussions in private,” Ruto said in April.

This newspaper also spotlighted the the division observed in the Mt Kenya region between those from the western side and those fr the eastern side.

According to those from the East, they are unhappy about the West’s dominance for years.

Leaders from Meru promised to announce their own presidential candidate.

National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi who was coronated as Mt Kenya spokesperson was sharply opposed by leaders from West since he hails from Embu, East.

Taifa Leo

Musalia Mudavadi has rubbished claims that the National Super Alliance (NASA) would be reviving before the 2022 poll.

The rumours came after the opposition chief hinted at working with wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka in a similar way as in 2017.

Raila flew NASA ticket in 2017 with his deputy being Kalonzo Musyoka while Mudavadi, Moses Wetanfgula and Isaac Rutto expecting to get additional seats once they take over the top seat.

While in Mombasa on Sunday, June 13, Mudavadi dismissed the claims saying that Rails went against their previous agreement and would not again be in any formation with Raila.

The Star

The daily wrote about the political unrest in Mt Kenya region.

The Star reported that, due to the division between the West and the East people, other communities could possibly carry top positions in the government.

William Ruto and his rival Raila Odinga may take the advantage of the scenario to taking direct win to presidency.

Leaders from the East have revealed that they will be release one of their own who will run for the top seat.

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The disdain you are showing us, my friends, we are not going to be together. If it’s a split, let us split and people go it alone,” Meru senator Mithika Linturi.

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