Ruto Summons Governors, MPs To UDA Meeting At Bomas

Malala stated that it was President William Ruto who had made a request to hold the NGC meeting.

Ruto Summons Governors, MPs To UDA Meeting At Bomas
President William Ruto during a tour of Nyeri County on September 9, 2023. /UDA

The United Democratic Alliance Party (UDA) will convene its National Governing Council (NGC) meeting at the Bomas of Kenya on Friday, September 29.

The meeting was announced through a notice by UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala on Tuesday, September 19.

Malala stated that it was President William Ruto who had made a request to hold the NGC meeting.

The notice was addressed to the NGC which consists of the National Executive Committee (NEC), Elected Governors, Senators, Members of the County and National Assembly, County Assemblies' House Party Leaders and Whips.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua, President William Ruto, UDA Chairperson Cecily Mbarire and UDA Secretary General Cleophas Malala during the launch of the UDA offices at Nyeri County on September 9, 2023. /PCS

National Assembly Majority Leader Kimani Ichung’wah, his Senate counterpart Aaron Cheruiyot, House Majority Whip Silvanus Osoro and Senate’s Bonny Khalwale are expected to attend.

“Pursuant to and in accordance with Articles 7, 8.1(vi) (ix) and 24.5 (ii) of The United Democratic Alliance Constitution, the Secretary-General, upon request and concurrence of the Party Leader, H.E President William Ruto now and hereby convenes the National Governing Council to be held on 29th September 2023 AT 9.00 A.M at Bomas of Kenya,” read the notice in part.

Malala noted that all Elected and Nominated Leaders will be expected to fully regularise their subscriptions.

Among the key issues that will be discussed in the Bomas meeting is the party grassroots elections scheduled later this year.

"The agenda of the meeting will be; Preliminaries, Chairperson’s welcoming remarks, Address by the Party Leader, Party Grassroots Elections and any other business," Malalah stated.

On September 9, President Ruto in Nyeri announced the party would hold elections in December as part of the plans to strengthen itself as a ruling political outfit following its victory in the 2022 general elections.

The Head of State said the elections will solidify and expand the ruling party to a national level to unite the country, communities, and interests.

"All members of UDA will have elections in December. We are going to announce the timetable for elections in December so that we can build the party as an institution of governance," Ruto announced then.

It is no secret that UDA has been focusing on strengthening itself as a leading political outfit and venturing into various branches with the aim of empowering them.

On Wednesday, May 17, UDA managed to win over a section of professionals and businessmen from the Asian community to join the party known for its 'Yellow Wave'. 

The Hindu Council of Kenya, the United Asian Network – the umbrella body that brings all the Asians together, as well as the Sikh Council, endorsed the Ruto administration saying they want to be a part of the ruling party.

"This morning, Secretary General, Sen. Cleophas Malalah received into the Party, a Delegation from the Kenyan Asian Community who had expressed their desire to be enjoined as members of the Ruling Party. 

"The Kenyan Asian Community is famed for its country-wide contribution to the Kenyan Socio-Economic matrix hence creating millions of employment opportunities for Kenyan citizens as well as taxes to the government," stated UDA in part.

Among its high-profile recruitments was former Kesses Member of Parliament Swarup Mishra who previously dumped the party to vie to retain his seat in the 2022 general elections as an independent candidate, but he lost to Julius Rutto of UDA.

Former Kesses MP Swarup Mishra at UDA headquarters in Nairobi on May 17, 2023. /FACEBOOK.UDA

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