Murathe Calls for party polls became louder and more urgent following comments by Mr David Murathe, who relinquished his post as interim vice chairman following widespread condemnations over his comments against Deputy President William Ruto’s 2022 State House bid.
Murathe He is consistently barraged with inquiries from friends and peers on why his people cannot support him as a bloc.
The New Year started on a higher momentum, after the then Jubilee vice chairman David Murathe said Ruto — the apparent heir to Uhuru, or so it was thought — was not fit to be President, and that he would push to stop him vying in 2022.
Mr David Murathe, the erstwhile Jubilee Party vice chairman fired the first salvo.
- Kamanda and ex-Jubilee vice chairperson Murathe have made it clear Kikuyu's wont back Ruto - Murathe asked Ruto to retire alongside Uhuru in 2022 since he cannot be trusted with power - Uhuru and Ruto reportedly signed a pre-election pact in 2013 which guarantees Ruto presidential ticket Nominated MP Maina Kamanda has been accused of raising political temperatures after he appeared on a morning show on Kameme FM launching a mission to block Deputy President William Ruto's presidential bid.
David Murathe, the immediate former vice chairman of the party threw the first salvo, just as the year started, by claiming that the Deputy President, William Ruto, should not imagine he is in the pole position to succeed President Uhuru Kenyatta.
, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 17 – Former Jubilee Vice Chairman David Murathe has said he has not changed his mind about going to the Supreme Court to seek an advisory opinion on Deputy President William Ruto’s candidature in 2022.
Trouble started when the now former Jubilee party vice chairman David Murathe bluntly told Ruto to forget about his presidential ambition and be ready to retire with Uhuru in 2022.
Dr Ruto has been a subject of debate within and outside Jubilee Party, with a ‘Stop Ruto’ faction led by former Jubilee interim vice-chairman David Murathe - which wants him blocked from contesting the 2022 election - saying he had served as a joint pair with the President.
Last week, Jubilee vice chairman David Murathe dramatically resigned and declared that he will he will form a stop Ruto movement, including leading a mass walkout from Jubilee.