Genesis of looming split: Ruto isolated as rifts widen in Jubilee Party

President Uhuru Kenyatta (left) chats with his deputy, William Ruto, at Africa Inland Church in Nairobi on January 26, 2020. PHOTO | JONAH MWANGI | DPPS

What you need to know:

  • The Echesa saga is likely to be a long drawn-out affair which, in the coming weeks and months, will serve to accentuate the strains in Jubilee, and hasten the inevitable split.
  • Cancelling the party elections was expected to put on hold a divisive battle for control of Jubilee between the Kieleweke grouping and Tangatanga faction.

Deputy President William Ruto has been put in a tight spot by the saga revolving around former Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa and a fake military procurement deal allegedly sealed in his office.

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