Deputy President William Ruto has said Jubilee Party will next year hold grassroots elections as part of efforts to strengthening it.
He said the party was on discussions on ways of ensuring that elections were held in March next year as contained in the party’s constitution.
Responding to former cabinet minister Noah Wekesa who had called on the Jubilee top leadership to ensure grassroots elections were held as soon as possible, Ruto assured supporters of the polls.
Speaking during a funeral service for a former Kenya Cooperative Creameries (KCC) director Kibiwott Koross, at his Cherangany farm, Trans Nzoia County on Friday, the Deputy President said Jubilee Party elections would be held before March next year.
“I want to assure our supporters that elections will be held before March next year as contained in our party’s constitution,” said Ruto.
He said it is through grassroots elections that members could own the party and not those in big cities alone.
Present were MPs Chris Wamalwa (Kiminini), Oscar Sudi (Kapseret), Caleb Kositany (Soy), Trans Nzoia deputy governor Stanley Kiptarus, former MPs Wesely Korir and Kipruto Kirwa and Zipporah Kittony.
The Deputy President, at the same time, said the ongoing efforts to amend the Constitution must bring on board all key players but not just a few individuals.
He told Kenyans not to be scared by the ongoing debate on calls for a referendum to change the Constitution, noting that that they would have the final say on such a weighty matter.
“All Kenyans are equal before the law and no one has superior views than others on matters pertaining to Constitution making,” said Ruto.