Stop moves which make Ruto more popular- official
A senior Kanu official has urged Jubilee operatives to stop moves which only end up making Deputy president William Ruto more popular .
Tharaka –Nithi party chairman Peter Ndatho warned that the more the operatives continue to apply outdated political tactics like blocking road and removing tents the much more political gains for Ruto.
He cited the Sunday incident in Kieni constituency where area MP Kanini Kega , his Ndaragwa and Nyeri counterparts Jeremiah Kioni and NgunjiriWambugu respectively were within the vicinity when the DP’s convoy was stoned .
“This outdated political maneuver is only popularizing Ruto as he gets sympathy from his now Hustler Nation and the expense of the Jubilee party and must be stopped before the worst comes ,”he cautioned .
He also blamed the Jubilee for allegedly sidelining grass root leaders without whom the party was like a mature tree without the roots hence unable to withstand the current strong wind brought about by the hustler wave.
The official who spoke exclusively to the Mt Kenya News on phone from his Marimanti base ,Tharaka-Nithi County earlier today also asked the Jubilee to stop using the Interior Department and County Governments to mobilise people for political expediency.
“Am citing the visit to Sagana where President Uhuru Kenyatta met with Mt Kenya leaders but some were denied the opportunity since they either were in bad books with their respective governors or County Commissioners yet we have massive support at our levels ,”he said.
He recalled how Kanu which he is a staunch member and supporter used the then provincial administration to subjugate democracy during the one party rule and ended up becoming very unpopular with the people .
“Had Kanu at the time heard the cries of its members and the people Kenya it would not have lost the 2002 general elections and I can foresee a similar scenario with Jubilee now unless the issues we are raising are addressed urgently ,”Ndatho cautioned .
Added the official “ unless County Commissioners and Governors were kept out from political party affairs Jubilee which Kanu is an affiliate then is headed to a political oblivion “.
He said the DP should be left alone and allow the people to decide by creating a level playing ground for all the contestants come the general elections.