From ruling Party to a school! Jubilee set to offer political courses, launch academy

As 2022 Succession politics hots up threatening to break Jubilee, the President Uhuru Kenyatta-led party is thinking of trying out something different. At the moment, the party has two outfits, the Kieleweke which supports President Kenyatta and his big four agenda, and the tanga tanga that sings Deputy President Dr William Ruto’s 2022 choir.

But this time round, Jubilee are borrowing a new idea from their South African counterparts Africa National Congress (ANC) where they have been benchmarking, keeping aside the kieleweke and tanga tanga issues.

As a way of shaping and strengthening future politicians, Jubilee Party is in talks with four local universities to offer political education where politicians seeking office can first enroll.

On Saturday, the Party Secretary-General Raphael Tuju who is still in South Africa said the party, working with the universities, has developed a curriculum that will be used to teach those taking the short courses.

Those who go through the work will, in the end, be awarded certificates.

“We have a syllabus ready. We will be launching it soon. As a party, we feel that it is part of our duty to redefine our politics,” Tuju was quoted by a local daily.

He said the partnership with the universities will be part of their plans to come up with a Party Academy, where the ideals of Jubilee will be advanced.

“We must get ways of instilling some values in leaders through political education,” said Tuju who is currently in South Africa for further engagements with ANC.

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