Close associates of President Uhuru are of the view that the recently formed Jubilee Alliance Party cannot deliver the 2017 vote and want it disbanded. The situation is compounded by intelligence reports that Kalenjins are apprehensive in joining the party from URP even as Deputy President William Ruto maintain URP is already dissolved.
President Uhuru jetted back in the country from Japan and reportedly held an urgent meeting to get briefs on how JAP lost an election he had been promised the government would win. The President had held a high profile campaign for JAP candidate Patrick Tutui in Kajiado before jetting out to Japan.
He returned only to find his 2017 vehicle vanquished by a resurgent CORD machine.
Nominated MP and TNA chairman Johnson Sakaja is among top regime leaders who have openly stated their reservations in the manner the new party was formed.
“There have been concerns by members about the structures through which it was set up. The biggest problem was that JAP did not involve the constituent Jubilee parties,” said Sakaja.