Nairobi, Nov. 24 -- Former President Uhuru Kenyatta's Jubilee Party is walking a tightrope amid an onslaught by President William Ruto's United Democratic Alliance (UDA) to capture its members even as officials insist the party remains tightly in the Raila Odinga-led Azimio la Umoja One Kenya coalition.

Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua has declared an invasion on the party, particularly targeting leaders from Mt Kenya region, in a campaign to rally them into the UDA fold.

The party now finds itself caught between President Ruto's and Mr Odinga's camps, putting ex-president Kenyatta, the Azimio coalition council chairman, in an awkward situation.

Mr Gachagua has already given a deadline of December 31, by which he plans to have rallied...