Former Buuri MP Boniface Kinoti Gatobu has been appointed the new Jubilee Deputy Party Leader in charge of operations for a duration of 5 years.
The former legislator has termed the appointment a blessing from God and great victory for Buuri constituents.
“All glory, honor and highest praise to the loving Lord for giving me an opportunity today to serve as the Deputy Party Leader for Operations – Jubilee Party for the next 5 years. Lots of gratitude to our party leader President Uhuru Kenyatta, the Jubilee National Executive Council and the Jubilee National Delegates Conference for bestowing on me such great trust.” he says.
Mr. Kinoti Gatobu has served as a Senior Director at the Presidential Delivery Unit (PDU) for 3 years, a position he landed after an agreement that saw him shelve his gubernatorial ambition in favor of Kiraitu Murungi in 2017.
In efforts to secure victory for Kiraitu Murungi in 2017, President Uhuru Kenyatta promised to get Gatobu an appointment in the Jubilee administration.
In a statement shared on his socials on Saturday afternoon, Gatobu has exuded confidence that he will reclaim the Buuri seat on a Jubilee Party ticket, as well as deliver more seats in Meru and the Mt Kenya region.
“With God’s Grace upon us, we shall deliver excellently not only for Buuri but in the entire country,” says Kinoti Gatobu.
The Jubilee Party held its National Delegates Conference (NDC) at KICC, where the delegates unanimously approved several resolutions, among them a decision to kick out Deputy President William Ruto from the Party.
In attendance was party leader President Uhuru Kenyatta and a host of other top officials. ODM Raila Odinga later joined the meeting after making an appearance at his party’s own NDC held at Kasarani.
Other leaders present were OKA Principals Cyrus Jirongo, Kalonzo Musyoka and Gideon Moi, as well as Kitui Governor Charity Ngilu.
The delegates ratified a decision by the Party to strike DP Ruto’s name out of the party register, alongside his allies in UDA, citing their rebellion in choosing to advance the interests of another party.
DP Ruto therefore ceases to be the Jubilee Deputy Party leader, with Kinoti Gatobu occupying one of the new deputy party leader positions created.
The Party also unanimously endorsed President Uhuru Kenyatta to continue as party leader, effectively putting him at the helm of Jubilee and maintaining his stay in national politics past his retirement in August.
Other deputy party leaders include Kitutu Chache North MP Jimmy Angwenyi (Strategy), Taveta MP Naomi Shabaan (Outreach) and former Kajiado Senator Peter Mositet (Programmes).
The Party also unveiled a new Secretary-General, Ndaragwa MP Jeremiah Kioni who takes over from Raphael Tuju who stepped down, citing consultations with the President and ambitions to run for political office in the August 9 polls.
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