But as he denied the wrangles, nominated Senator Millicent Omanga threatened to lead a vote of no confidence against him. She blamed Mr Tuju for the woes facing MPs allied to the DP.

The Ruto camp further demanded the immediate expulsion of their Kieleweke colleagues.

DE-WHIP

Those who spoke to the Nation disclosed they will continue piling pressure on the party leadership to ensure the Kieleweke team is tamed by all means for ‘sabotaging the DP who is authoritatively part of the Presidency and Jubilee deputy party leader.’

But the 'Kieleweke' team who joined opposition MPs in Mwiki, Kasarani, for a fundraiser hit back, accusing the Ruto team of disrespecting the President who had called for a ceasefire with Mr Odinga. They threatened to de-whip their counterparts linked to the DP for undermining President Kenyatta.

Mr Kutuny said the government should return security detail to Dr Ruto’s allies “so that they can stop crying at night.”

He said the politics of inciting communities ended in 2007.

Ms Wamuchomba said: “The fact that we can sit together with those who were on the opposing side and discuss matters affecting Kenya is such a miracle. That was only possible because of the handshake.”

“Team Kenya is about peace, uniting the country and developing our nation,” she added.

Mr Kamanda said: “The only problem in Jubilee is that there are those who are against the war on corruption and fighting the handshake and those supporting the war on graft and handshake.”

Separately, Kajiado Governor Joseph Ole Lenku said Jubilee should be protected from the effects of the political truce between President Kenyatta and Mr Odinga “which are threatening to disenfranchise some party members.”

HANDSHAKE

Kiharu MP Ndindi Nyoro of the 'Tanga Tanga' group accused his colleagues of “working for former Mr Odinga and his Nasa outfit”. “Furthermore, majority of them are former ODM advisers and leaders. We have been clear on the fact that Nasa movement had a sinister motive in the handshake and clearly this is a repeat of what happened after Kanu/LDP merger,” Mr Nyoro told the Nation.

In Kakamega, DP Ruto attended Sunday Church service at the Salvation Army in Kakamega town. He was accompanied by Senate Speaker Ken Lusaka, Governor Ferdinand Waititu (Kiambu), MPs Benjamin Washiali (Mumias East), Bernard Shinali (Ikolomani), Malulu Injendi (Malava), Emmanuel Wangwe (Navakholo), Dan Wanyama (Webuye West), Charles Gimose (Hamisi), Didmus Barasa (Kimilili), John Waluke (Sirisia) and former MP Bonny Khalwale.

Speaking at Saba Saba Catholic Church in Murang’a, Senator Irung’u Kangata said Jubilee Party is heading in the wrong direction. “Our party is heading in a wrong direction because the two factions of 'Tanga Tanga' and 'Kieleweke' teams are creating hatred among their colleagues who they perceive to be in rival camps,” he said.

Mr Kuria and Ms Wahome said it was only the President who can stop the divisive politics within the Jubilee Party.

Reporting by Ndung’u Gachane, Kennedy Kimanthi, Benson Amadala and Collins Omulo

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