Deputy President William Ruto’s camp has been evicted out of the Jubilee Asili Centre located in Kilimani, Nairobi.
The Jubilee Asili Centre was to act as the DP’s 2022 presidential campaigns nerve centre.
The centre is now deserted and already, the Jubilee Asili banner has been removed.
Sources within DP’s circles said that there had been a disagreement between the landlord and the Tangatanga brigade.
The landlord has reportedly informed Ruto’s people that the house cannot be used for political activities.
The landlord has been piling pressure Tangatanga for the last two months to vacate.
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The tangatanga politicians have accused some state operatives of intimidating the building’s owner to terminate the lease agreement with the DP’s faction.
“We are tussling with the owner, the government has told the owner to throw us out and he has requested us to leave, but we are still negotiating. This drama started approximately two months ago and that is why we decided to lie low as we try to reach some agreement,” said an MP who sought anonymity.
“The landlord is in an embarrassing situation because he is being bullied by being told that a number of his things will go wrong and he has not processed the change of user. The government is using all means to frustrate our landlord and scuttle our plans for 2022. We were ready to buy the building but he has been reluctant to sell it to us…. we do not wish to reveal him,” he added.
Individuals who had been identified to ensure that the Jubilee Asili meets its objective include former senators Johnston Muthama (Machakos), Boni Khalwale (Kakamega), Hassan Omar (Mombasa) and MPs Nixon Korir (Lang’ata) and Moses Kuria (Gatundu South). They will, together with the established Tangatanga crew led by Caleb Kositany in the National Assembly and Mr Kipchumba Murkomen in the Senate, coordinate grassroots mobilisation campaigns.
However, Mr Muthama denied that Jubilee Asili exists arguing that it is a ‘creation of the media’ even though he disclosed there is a building they rented recently to as a nerve centre for the DP’s presidential quest.
“Yes we rented a building for operations after we felt that those allied to DP are not wanted at Jubilee headquarters, but it is not Jubilee Asili Centre. This is a creation of the media,” he elucidated.