As Jubilee Party, the mission and the vision is to embrace all Kenyans. We believe we must operate ''beyond hate and disdain of others that we do not share tribe with''. We welcome all Kenyans to join us in the journey and quest to bring the country together.
That is the first pillar that informed the formation of Jubilee. We want ALL tribes. Not SOME tribes or ALL tribes EXCEPT this or the other tribe. It is not even about displacement of certain tribes. Jubilee is about a bigger, bolder and more daring dream of embracing all Kenyans. It's about adding into our vision and mission of ALL Kenyans.
It is only in our unity as Kenyans that we will be able to make Kenya viable as a country for this and the next generation, to whom we must bequeath a stable and prosperous country.
We have in recent political discourse witnessed heightened ethnic political mobilisation and caucusing. This is a challenge in our political space that is not peculiar to Jubilee but persists in all the other major political parties.
It is not our intention to vilify such groupings as it has been part of our political DNA.
Instead we at Jubilee will endeavour to implement programs of constructive engagement to persuade all who live in this geographic area called Kenya, that our destiny is intertwined and our viability as a modern, stable and peaceful country is only possible and sustainable within the context of inclusivity and shared prosperity and by embracing each other as brothers and sisters, children of one God, who put all of us at this time in this our land called Kenya.
I would like to take this opportunity to assure our members that we are on the right track as a Party.
Our programs are on course including: -
The launch of the Party Academy.
Opening of Party branches across the country.
Ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Political Parties Act.
Constructive engagements with our legislators both at the county and national level.
Putting all systems and conditions that are legally required as a precedent to the conduct of credible party elections.
As the Party that has formed government, we are focused on delivering on the promises we made when we asked Kenyans to support us in the last elections. The Big Four form the center-piece of our agenda for Kenya and the intention is to deliver on these for the benefit of all Kenyans. And we mean all Kenyans, irrespective of who voted for Jubilee. That is the dictate of our Constitution and the President and his Deputy took an oath to the effect that they will serve all Kenyans without favour. The President pronounced himself on this two days ago and anyone spin doctoring it in any other way should read the Kenyan Constitution and the Jubilee Party Constitution.
The President is and has no choice but be the President of the whole country.
The journey of bringing Kenyans together is a continuum and not incidents of 2013, 2017 or 9th of March 2018.
The journey is challenging but it is a journey we must take for the sake of peace and sustained development that is not stunted during every election year. Of course the Party is awake to the fact that making the transition from ethnic-centered politics to a more enlightened political engagement is a big challenge. Since it requires a major paradigm shift, it is a challenging transition to make for our politicians, journalists and even the very educated professionals. As we take those bold steps that we must take to heal our land and secure a stable future for our children and their children, we are not surprised to witness a lot of hangover of the ethnic-based political talk.
However, President Uhuru Kenyatta is very clear, consistent and focused on the vision and mission of Jubilee as articulated by him on the very first page of our constitution that:
‘' ... we are ready to take the first bold step away from ethnically based politics.''
Because in that ethnically based politics is imbedded the vices of corruption and impunity that undermine the progress of our country and the future of our children.
It may take time and sacrifices for the paradigm to change, But change it must.
We at the Secretariat fully support His Excellency the President and the Deputy President in the important vision and mission to bring Kenyans together.
Hon Raphael Tuju, EGH