The fate of Deputy President William Ruto as Jubilee Party deputy leader now lies with President Uhuru Kenyatta.
This after the National Management Committee (NMC) made the bold decision to remove Ruto as the party’s deputy leader and forwarded the decision to the National Executive Council (NEC) chaired by the president.
Uhuru’s allies in Jubilee have accused Ruto of sabotage and faulted his association with the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), an affiliate party of Jubilee.
Jubilee Secretary General Raphael Tuju yesterday told The Standard that the NMC – the second most powerful organ of Jubilee Party – which sets agenda for the NEC, resolved to fire Ruto as the deputy party leader.
“The NMC discussed the matter and resolved to remove the DP as per the party constitution. The matter is active, we have the recommendations of NMC and now only waiting for the party leader to convene a NEC meeting to deliberate on the matter,” said Tuju.