Meet the powerful people behind Uhuru’s re-election campaign
The team consists of the president’s own relatives, strategists, elite influencers, financiers as well as powerful politicians.
The nerve centre at the heart of the campaigns is the Jubilee Headquarters in Pangani, Nairobi with State House running a parallel operation all aimed Uhuru’s re-election.
The team is led by Raphael Tuju who in recent months, has acquired a powerful stature within the government circles that has seen him picked to head the Jubilee secretariat and quickly rise to the position he currently holds as the party’s secretary general.
He is helped by Jubilee Vice Chairperson David Murathe, former Judicial Service Commission member and now party Executive Director Winnie Guchu and Alfred Gitonga who heads the president’s communication team.
The team will closely work with the Jubilee Party's National Executive Committee (NEC) which comprises of those who make up the decision making organ of the party.
Apart from Uhuru himself, it includes Deputy President William Ruto, National Assembly Majority Leader Aden Duale and nominated senator Beatrice Elachi.
The president's State House team consists of his nephew, Jomo Gecaga, who is his personal assistant, Solicitor General Njee Muturi, his young brother Muhoho Kenyatta, and his chief of staff Joseph Kinyua.
From DP Ruto's side of the campaign team are Energy Cabinet Charles Keter, former CS Davis Chirchir and aide Farouk Kibet.
The campaign team will be further devolved into regions across the county to be headed by the following powerful politicians.
Jubilee has also created a team of 500 campaigners from across the country to popularise the Jubilee agenda before the grand launch of the Uhuru's campaign slated for next month.
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