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Jubilee Party of Kenya
LeaderUhuru Kenyatta
Secretary-GeneralRaphael Tuju
Deputy leaderWilliam Ruto
Council of Governors leaderSalim Mvurya
National Assembly leaderAden Duale
Senate leaderKipchumba Murkomen
FoundedSeptember 7, 2016 (2016-09-07)
HeadquartersJubilee House, Pangani, Nairobi
IdeologyKenyan nationalism
National conservatism
Right-wing populism
Political positionRight-wing
National Assembly
171 / 349
Senate
34 / 67
Governors
25 / 47
Website
jubileepamoja.co.ke

The Jubilee Party of Kenya is the ruling political party that was formed after the merger of 11 political parties, to become one of the major political parties in Kenya. The ceremony announcing the merge was held at the Safaricom Kasarani Stadium on 8th September 2016. The formation of the party was the result of an alliance by the principal members of the Jubilee Alliance party, as well as 10 other political parties.[1] These parties were:[2]

  1. Jubilee Alliance Party (JAP)[3]
  2. Alliance Party of Kenya (APK)
  3. United Republican Party (URP)
  4. Grand National Union (GNU)
  5. New FORD–Kenya (NFK) [4]
  6. FORD People (FP)
  7. United Democratic Forum (UDF)
  8. Chama Cha Uzalendo (CCU)
  9. Republican Congress (RC)
  10. The National Alliance (TNA)[5]
  11. The Independence Party (TIP)

It was officially done on 7 September 2016, when all the parties had their respective National Delegates Conferences (NDC).

Leaders[edit]

Deputy Party Leader William Ruto (second left), President and Party Leader Uhuru Kenyatta (second right), and the Head of Jubilee Party Secretariat Hon. Raphael Tuju (right)

The party leader is Uhuru Kenyatta, the president of Kenya, and the deputy party leader is William Ruto, the deputy president. The head of the Party Secretariat is Raphael Tuju, a former politician and Member of Parliament for Rarieda Constituency.

The officials were named during the party's first National Governing Council (NGC) meeting held at the Bomas of Kenya auditorium, in November 2016.

Each of the political parties that merged had elected leaders at different levels of government, as follows:

Governors Senators Women Reps. MPs.
TNA 8 11 14 75
APK 1 2 5
URP 10 9 10 65
GNU 1
NFK 1 2 4
Ford People 4
UDF 1 2 12
CCU 2
Republican Congress
JAP 1
TIP 1

Membership[edit]

Membership of the party is acquired by application, recommendation, nomination and registration. On payment of the prescribed fee, a member is issued a membership number in digital form and a smart card. The card is proof of membership and contains the name, identity number and mobile phone number.[6][7]

While the card was intended to prevent fraud during party primaries and nominations before the general election of 2017, those without the card were still able to vote in the primaries if they had a Kenyan identity card.[8]

2017 General Election[edit]

Jubilee Party made a good showing in the 2017 General election, winning 140 of 290 parliamentary seats, 25 of 47 County women representatives seats, 24 of 47 senatorial seats,[9] and 25 of the 47 governors.[10] The party went ahead to win the presidential election by a comfortable margin, the results of which has since been annulled[11] after a successful petition by Raila Odinga, who was the first runners up in the election. In a repeat election in October 2017, which Raila Odinga boycotted, the Jubilee ticket was declared winners of the 2017 Kenyan presidential elections.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home". Jubilee Pamoja. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  2. ^ "Jubilee".
  3. ^ "Jubilee Alliance Party Of Kenya". Tuko.co.ke - Kenya news. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  4. ^ "Jubilee Party".
  5. ^ "TNA - The National Alliance Party - Kenya Politics". Kenya Politics. 2012-05-13. Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  6. ^ "Jubilee to introduce smart card for polls". Daily Nation. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  7. ^ "How Jubilee Party smart card will work". The Star, Kenya. Retrieved 2017-02-15.
  8. ^ "All ID bearing Jubilee Party members eligible to vote in primaries » Capital News". Capital News. 2017-04-24. Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  9. ^ "FACTSHEET: Kenya's new parliament by numbers | Africa Check". Africa Check. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  10. ^ "Jubilee wins more than half governor races". Daily Nation. Retrieved 2017-09-25.
  11. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-41339140/kenya-court-explains-presidential-election-annulment
  12. ^ Maggie Fick, and Duncan Miriri (20 November 2017). "Kenya's Supreme Court upholds Kenyatta's presidential win". Reuters.com. Retrieved 27 December 2017.

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