3 issues that have split Uhuru, Ruto allies in Jubilee
Tension in Jubilee as Uhuru, Ruto allies clash
The recent directive that public officers be subjected to a lifestyle audit seem to have triggered a fallout after weeks of tension.
Amidst concerns that the DP’s allies are not supportive to the directive, Nakuru West MP Samuel Arama accused them of undermining the President Kenyatta’s war on corruption by diverting attention.
“The politicians from Rift Valley should not try to politicize the war against graft. They should embrace the lifestyle audit just like the president and his deputy have done,” Arama said.
In what could be taken as opposition to the lifestyle audit, Tharaka Nithi Senator, Kindiki Kithure, an ally to the DP recently stated that the lifestyle audit ordered by the president is not anchored in law but is voluntary.
The DP’s allies have also accused the wing allied to President Kenyatta of unfairly targeting them in the face of growing number of corruption scandal. The country has so far seen 6 scandals with 4 ministries headed by DP Ruto’s perceived allies featuring prominently.
DP Ruto’s allies have alleged that the government is soft on CS from Uhuru’s camp caught up in scandals, it has been ruthless with those allied to the DP.
As the claims of witch hunt from DP Ruto’s camp mount, those from the rival wing have taken every available opportunity to bash those opposed to the fight against corruption.
Former Kigumo MP Jamleck Kamau is the latest to add his voice stating that “unless you are corrupt you should not be afraid. There is no individual who is special otherwise we would be doing a circus. 2022 is four years away and first of all who knows they will be alive then”.
The split has so far seen CS Mohamed openly contradict Interior CS Fred Matiangi over the presence of mercury in the sugar impounded.
While the DP maintains that “There are no political camps in Jubilee as claimed by some individuals in a section of the media”, sources privy to the details and recent events indicate that the party is split right at the middle.
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