Kirinyaga governor Anne Waiguru has publicly lamented the dwindling fortunes of the ruling Jubilee Party and called for intense introspection.
“The rains have beaten us. Our fortunes are dwindling. Intense introspection is demanded,” she said
Waiguru warned that Jubilee carries dreams and aspirations of many Kenyans hence the need to re-energise the party and restore its past glory.
She added that Jubilee was built on the strengths of many and the party became what it was because of its broad and diverse support base.
“A lot of futures are tied to the fate of the Party and we must restore its vision, glory and stature or contend with predictable consequences,” she said.
Waiguru who was is serving her first term as governor was elected on a Jubilee said there was a need to allow members back and recruit more for the party to have a future.
“We must also be pragmatic and re-open both the sides and back of the tent for people to enter and re-enter,” she said.
Waiguru said there is a need to re-energize Jubilee that reflects the face of Kenya in all its diversities.
She said as the country heads to 2022 it must be recognized that the Party is now operating in a new context far different from 10 years ago.
Waiguru noted that there is a much younger generation dominating the electorate adding, “Our outlook and strategies must suit the times and so we must be willing to step off our comfort zones and embrace new ways of thinking and doing.”
She said they must open doors to all Kenyans and need a re-energized Jubilee that projects the face of Kenya in all its diversities.
In the recent past Jubilee Party has suffered heavy electoral defeat including the recent Juja by-election that was won by newbe People Empowerment Party (PEP) associated with Gatundu South MP Moses Kuria.
The defeat at the home ground of Jubilee Party Leader and the President Uhuru – has made the party suffer a big blow of confidence.