Days after President Uhuru Kenyatta announced he would be leading a major revitalization of the Jubilee Party, Kirinyaga Senator Charles Kibiru became the latest big political name to join the ruling party.
Kibiru who is planning a major event to launch his gubernatorial bid for Kirinyaga County was in 2017 elected Senator as an independent candidate but has been a great supporter of President Uhuru and the Jubilee government.
Initially, Kibiru was in Jubilee Party but following the massively rigged nominations he went independent and easily captured the seat.
He has now bowed to pressure from Kirinyaga residents who want him to be the next governor on a Jubilee ticket and is planning to launch the campaigns.
Kibiru’s decision came only days after President Uhuru hosted senators and MPs who support him at State House, Nairobi where he said the time for politics has now come and he would go out and re-energise the party ahead of the August 9, general elections.
During the meeting Uhuru is said to have told the MPs that his target was to have majority seats in at least 30 counties and that he was ready as the party leader to lead the processes of revitalizing the party that split into two wings.
One wing the one following Deputy President William Ruto is technically in the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) while the one that remains loyal to the President is firmly in Jubilee and Azimio La Umoja which is a partnership between president Uhuru and ODM leader Raila Odinga borne out of the famous March 9, 2018 handshake.
KIbiru said with the President’s assurance and direction that he gave he was happy to join Jubilee and will together with the people of Kirinyaga ensure the party has majority of seats in the county.
President Uhuru is quoted as saying that Jubilee Party never died and was busy at work and has a track record to show but would now go out to ensure the party wins majority of the seats in majority counties.