Jubilee Alliance Party set to be renamed Jubilee Party
Jubilee Alliance Party will be transformed into Jubilee Party, party officials have announced in a notice to dailies.
JAP Secretary General Veronica Maina announced plans to amend the party’s name, symbol, slogan, colour, change of officials and it’s rules and regulations to allow for the transformation to Jubilee Party.
According to sources close to State House, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto have endorsed the transformation of JAP to the new Jubilee Party – a political vehicle that will be officially be launched at a national convention that will be held on the 9th and 10th of September 2016.
At least 12 Jubilee Coalition affiliate parties have agreed to dissolve and join the Jubilee Party. The parties include TNA, URP, JAP, APK, UDF, New Ford Kenya, Ford People, UPK, PNU, Republican Council, TIP TIP and GNU.
The Jubilee Coalition national convention that will be held in Nairobi will be preceded by National Delegates Conferences of all the 12 parties that will ratify their dissolution and join Jubilee Party.
“The President and his deputy have jointly endorsed the idea to transform JAP into Jubilee Party. We know some affiliate parties like TNA and APK were rooting for their parties to be transformed into Jubilee Party but the President over ruled them,” said a source close to President Kenyatta.
Kericho Senator Aaron Cheruiyot and Kabete MP Ferdinand Waititu are the only elected legislators under the Jubilee Alliance Party which was formed 2 years ago.
Nelson Dzuya is the interim Chairman of JAP, and its interim Vice Chairman is former Gatanga MP, and President Kenyatta’s loyalist David Murathe.
Veronica Nduati is the interim Secretary General.
However with the expected transformation of JAP into Jubilee Party, sources indicate the party will have new interim officials brought together from Jubilee coalition affiliate parties.