Details of Uhuru-Ruto talks as crisis threatened to paralyze government operations last week

Uhuru Ruto reached a deal in time to avoid public fallout and paralysis in government

After a five hour meeting, the president and his deputy reached a deal and resolved to have a Jubilee party parliamentary group meeting.

Sunday Nation reported that this decision was rescinded at the last minute upon realizing that the party was deeply divided right in the middle and a public fallout was imminent with a possible paralysis in government operations.

Party secretary general Raphael Tuju while communicating the decision refuted any claims of a fallout. A few days later, the paper reported that Tuju has in fact acknowledged that Jubilee has serious issues to deal with and a meeting would not be enough.

The party is reportedly organizing a retreat to address the issues that have threatened the fragile union between the president and his deputy.

Multiple sources revealed to the Nation that the decision to cancel the meeting was also informed by the desire to have the parliament approve the 2018/2019 Budget proposals as a fallout would have greatly hampered the process and cripple government plans.

The two decisions came as the public was treated to public altercations between key players in Jubilee with DP Ruto's allies alleging that the war against corruption had been hijacked by people keen on frustrating his 2022 bid.

Also featuring in the constant bickering in Jubilee are concerns that Central Kenya may not support DP Ruto in 2022.

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